Ceremony honors 2022-2023 Dalton Eminent Scholars
Radford University honored recipients of the 2022-2023 Dalton Eminent Scholar awards with a ceremony on April 7 at the Joseph P. Scartelli Atrium inside the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts.
Dalton Eminent Scholars must be associate or full professors at Radford University for a minimum of three academic years who have earned distinguished national and/or international reputations in their disciplines. The Dalton Eminent Scholar Rising Star award recognizes a faculty member who shows extraordinary promise in research or creative scholarship.
This year’s senior scholar awards recipients are:
- Steven Fesmire, Ph.D., chair and professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Rick Van Noy, Ph.D., professor, Department of English
Zachary Collier, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Management, received the Dalton Eminent Scholar Rising Star Award.
“Their work has raised the profile of the university, and they also represent the best of our faculty,” said Radford University President Bret Danilowicz before introducing the three winners to a gathering of students and faculty, some of whom were past Dalton winners.
The inaugural group of Dalton award winners was announced in 2018. Each award winner received a medal for wearing at such university events as convocations and commencement ceremonies.
Each award provides funding for research travel and materials and additional funding upon successfully completing a current or future scholarly activity and notification of the Office of the Provost. Award recipients are encouraged to involve student investigators in the funded activity.
“It is wonderful that the recipients of this year’s Dalton Eminent Scholar Award have creatively shared their expert knowledge with students at Radford University,” said Danilowicz when the awards were first announced in January. “Dr. Fesmire’s work on the role of ethics in society inspires students through examples informed from his global travels. Dr. Van Noy blends his storytelling talents with curiosity about the natural world. Dr. Collier engages students through advancing their understanding of how data is used in risk management. Each recipient is a gifted teacher and scholar.”