Faculty Awards

The following faculty members were recognized for their achievements during the 2023–2024 academic year.

2023-2024 Faculty Summer Research Grants

The Faculty Development Committee, in cooperation with the Center for Scholarship and Teaching, provides annual grants to support faculty projects including research, writing, and creative endeavors. The application process is competitive. Proposals are reviewed by the committee.

CST Small Research Grants

  • David Brown: “Empowering Faculty Excellence: Supporting Conference Attendance and Networking Opportunities for Tenure Advancement”


  • Venkatesh Gopal: “Constructing a Low-Cost Optical Seismometer and Comparing it with a Commercial Seismometer”


  • Dawn Kramlich: “Shipping and Applica-on Funds for Audience Building: A proposal to support my artistic practice”


  • Erika McCombs: “Presentation at National Humanities Conference”


  • Connie Mixon: “Twenty-first Century Cities”


  • Andrew Sobol: “Creative Research in Graphic Design”


  • Evan Vanable:  “Progress towards the Aminofluorination of AliphaticAlkenes Utilizing Homoallylamide Substrates”


  • Elizabeth Wanka: “Music and Movement Education related to Health Promotion for Caregivers of Memory care Facilities”

The Dr. Frank Mittermeyer Health Professions Award

The Dr. Frank Mittermeyer Health Professions Award was created to honor Dr. Mittermeyer, a microbiologist/virologist, who retired from Elmhurst University after being a Professor and Chair in the Biology Department and the founder and Director of the Center for the Health Professions (now Health Professions Advising). In addition to other requirements, the recipients must be accepted into a graduate or professional program in health care to begin in the application year for the award.

  • Marvin Tchangwa

2023-2024 Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Travel Fellowship for Faculty

  • Vania Adams, Global Business with travel to Singapore


  • Nick Behm, Understanding the Holocaust with travel to Poland
  • Erika McCombs, Understanding the Holocaust

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