The University of Washington Tacoma Distinguished Research Award was initiated in 2004. Given annually, the purpose of this award is to recognize a faculty member who has achieved a record of notable scholarship or creative activity, who has generated new knowledge or creativity that impacts their intellectual discipline, and who has contributed to the intellectual climate of the UW Tacoma campus and its communities. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty members are eligible.
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Xingyue (Luna) Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of Business
Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on consumer behavior, platform economy, information systems, and operations management and the interface of these fields. In her brief time at UW Tacoma, Dr. Zhang has published six peer-reviewed articles as first or equal author, all in prestigious journals that typically accept fewer than 10% of submissions. Her paper, “Fending off Critics of Platform Power: Doing Well by Doing Good?” was awarded best paper at the 2021 Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST). Alongside colleagues, Dr. Zhang has given 15 invited talks in national and international venues in the past four years, and her expertise regarding supply chain disruption and mobile commerce is sought by both scholarly and media outlets. Dr. Zhang also lends her expertise to students as the faculty advisor for the Analytics Innovations student club.
Luna Zhang, Assistant Professor and Committee Chair, Milgard School of Business
Asia Bishop, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work & Criminal Justice
Mohammed Jasim, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & Technology
Peter Selkin, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
2022 - Erin Casey, Professor, School of Social Work & Criminal Justice
2021 - Haluk Demirkan, Professor, Milgard School of Business
2020 - Edward Kolodziej, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Seattle) and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Tacoma)
2019 - Ka Yee Yeung, Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Technology
2018 – Eric Madfis, Associate Professor, Social Work & Criminal Justice
2017 - Marian Harris, Professor, Social Work & Criminal Justice
2016 - Carolyn West, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences