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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Erin Casey, Ph.D.
School of Social Work & Criminal Justice
Dr. Casey's work has been published in more than 60 peer reviewed publications and has been cited more than 2,400 times. Casey’s research focuses on violence prevention and engaging communities in prevention strategies. Her current research examines men’s involvement in anti-sexual and domestic violence movements. Casey has over 10 years of clinical experience doing intervention, prevention and administrative work in the fields of sexual and domestic violence.
Haluk Demirkan, Committee Chair, Professor
Sharon Laing, Associate Professor
Michael McCourt, Assistant Professor
Amos Nascimento, Professor
Barb Toews, Associate Professor
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