Awards Overview

There are two awards committees of the CSGS:

The Awards Committee handles 2 awards that deal with faculty:

Outstanding Mentor Award

This award acknowledges and honors a person who has enjoyed outstanding success in mentoring graduate students in the Southern Region. Details >

Outstanding Contributions Award

This peer-nominated award is presented to acknowledge and honor a person whose contributions have significantly benefited graduate education in the Southern Region. Details >

The ETD Thesis Committee handles 2 awards that deal with students:

Master's Thesis Awards

The Master's Thesis Awards are awarded based on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline. Details >

ETD Master's Thesis Awards

The ETD Master's Thesis Award winners are selected based on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, contributions to the field or discipline, and the innovative use of technology in the presentation of the content of the thesis. Details >


The history of past award winners can be found here.


2015 CSGS Awards

Master's Thesis Award Recipients

Humanities and Fine Arts

Brandee Easter 

Data Visualization of Indian Mutiny Causes in Victorian Journalism

University of Alabama

Advisor: Albert D. Pionke, Professor of English

Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering

Mohammad Saied Dehghani Sanij

Optimal Resource Allocation Strategies to Protect Network-Structured Systems

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Advisor: Hanif D. Sherali, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Digital Scholarship

Eric Ross Anderson

Analysis of Rainfall-triggered Landslide Hazards Through the Dynamic Integration of Remotely Sensed, Modeled and in Situ Environmental Factors in El Salvador

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Advisor: Robert Griffin, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science

2015 Award for Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students

Audrey Jaeger

North Carolina State University

2015 ETS/CSGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion

Department of Chemical Engineering

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Auburn University

2015 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education In the Southern Region

Henry Frierson

University of Florida