Distinguished Scholars Awards

Marquette University's annual Distinguished Scholars Reception honors the recipients of prestigious research awards on campus, including the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Way Klingler Fellowship, Way Klingler Early Career Award, and Participating Faculty Research Award.


The 2023 Distinguished Scholars Reception on April 4th, 2023 honors the following recipients:

Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research

  • Dr. Ayman EL-Refaie, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
  • Dr. Gholamhossein Hamedani, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences 

Way Klingler Fellowship

  • Dr. Tara Daly, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 
  • Dr. Kristy Nielson, Psychology 
  • Dr. Lucas Torres, Psychology 

Way Klingler Early Career Award

  • Dr. Gregory Ongie, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez, Philosophy 
  • Dr. Michelle Rodrigues, Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Dr. Gabriel Velez, Educational Policy and Leadership 

Participating Faculty Research Award

  • Rachel Bollaert, Physical Theraphy, Exercise Science 

Way Klingler Sabbatical Fellowship

  • Karen Andeen, Physics 

Sabbatical Fellowship 

  • Mark Berlin, Political Science 

To view an archive of past receptions, please click here.


Learn more about the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.

Learn more about the Way Klingler Fellowship and Early Career Awards.