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College of Arts & Sciences

In Loving Memory: Dr. David Vaught
Dr. David Vaught passed away on August 3 at the age of 88. He served on the UofM faculty as Professor for Chemistry, Math & Computer Science and as a scientific researcher from 1969-1995. He published his last scientific paper in the Journal of Advances in Mathematical Physics in 2013. Dr. Vaught served in various other education administration positions including Director of the Academic & Administrative Computer Centers.

Faculty Honors:

Each academic year the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes and rewards faculty members with outstanding research programs in the early stages of their career. Those selected will be designated as "College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Award winners." Each recipient will receive $500 to be used for research (not for salary) and a plaque as tokens of this recognition.


Early Career Research Award 2018

  • Bernie Daigle, Biological Sciences
  • Thomas Watson,Computer Sciences
  • Verena Erlenbusch, Philosophy
  • Idia Thurston, Psychology
  • Susan Elswick, Social Work

Staff Honors:

Each year the Dean recognizes outstanding staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. All categories of full-time, non-faculty employees are eligible. Nominations may be submitted by any faculty or staff of the College. Multiple awards may be given each year. 

Dean's Outstanding Employee Award 2018

  • Evell Ballard, Anthropology
  • Glynda Luttman, World Languages and Literatures
  • Jessica Kelso, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Victoria Tardugno, College of Arts & Sciences


Our world-class faculty and students receive numerous awards throughout the year. The countless hours spent on research, engaged scholarship, teaching, advising, presenting, and other academic endeavors help to make the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis an outstanding academic institution. Visit the Accolades Website.