Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer McIntosh for receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award. This award was established to acknowledge outstanding mid-career faculty who are leading experts in their fields and highly valued contributors to the teaching, research, and outreach priorities set out in the University's Strategic Plan, Never Settle.
Dr. McIntosh was selected because her colleagues made a compelling case for the vital importance of her contributions and the international impact of her achievements. Her nomination was reviewed by a committee of distinguished faculty who wrestled with the challenges of reviewing the most outstanding mid-career faculty from across campus.
The committee recommended her selection because of her productive and broadly cited record of scholarly achievements and the strong praises that she received for mentoring of undergraduate and graduate researchers. Her nomination and other supporting letters effectively documented that she is advancing an innovative and well-regarded research program that is having a major impact in her field. The committee duly noted her award-winning teaching and mentoring record and her broad engagements in our department and college, including her work to recruit and support women and students from underrepresented minority backgrounds.
Along with the title of Distinguished Scholar, Dr. McIntosh will be receiving a one-time fund of $10,000 to further her scholarly work.
We are all very proud of her and her accomplishments, and honored to have her as a colleague and inspiration in our department.