Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence

About the Award

The Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence recognizes scholarly distinction at Marquette University. The award is Marquette's highest honor for research and scholarship.

In 1998, Haggerty Enterprises, Inc., announced the endowed award, established to honor Lawrence Haggerty. Throughout his career and until his death in 1994, Lawrence Haggerty generously supported Marquette through various initiatives, including his sponsorship of the Reverend John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Thus, it is a fitting tribute that the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research complements, in the name of scholarship, Lawrence Haggerty’s all-encompassing belief in excellence. For more information on the history of the award, visit the University Honors page.

Current Recipient

Dr. Scott Reid, Professor of Chemistry 

Dr. Scott Reid

In addition to being a professor chemistry at Marquette University, Dr. Scott Reid is also an established scholar and an internationally-respected leader in the fields of spectroscopy and the dynamics of reactive chemical intermediates. Dr. Reid's research has implications for many diverse areas of chemistry including organic synthesis, materials science, atmospheric, and interstellar chemistry. He has implemented a number of sophisticated laser spectroscopic techniques in his research, including coherent laser spectroscopy, photoionization mass spectrometry, and photodissociation methods.

Dr. Reid's research program boasts 124 journal publications; the training of 30 undergraduate students, 3 master's students, 8 doctoral students, and 7 postdoctoral fellows; and $3 million in generated external support. Prior to receiving the Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, Dr. Reid has been recognized by the university for his accomplishments with the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007, the Way Klinger Sabbatical Award in 2010-11, and the Way Klinger Science Fellowship Award in 2015-18. 

What Dr. Reid appreciates most about his work at Marquette is the teacher-scholar model. "Your research informs your teaching," Dr. Reid said. "And you strive for excellence in both. Our research with undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students is critical as we seek to encourage, motivate, and equip the next generation of scientists."

Past Recipients

To view past recipients of the award, view the University Honors page.


Submit nominations for the 2019-2020 Haggerty Award by November 29th, 2019