The Million Dollar Circle Award is to recognize the accomplishments of WCU faculty and staff that have received a cumulative total of $1million in competitive grant funding and contracts through the University, as Principal Investigator.
Created in 2014 by the Office of Research Administration, the Million Dollar Circle includes faculty and staff from a broad range of disciplines and departments, including the Forensic Science program and the School of Nursing. The award was created to acknowledge the time and effort put forth by faculty and staff members to obtain funding for their research.
Since inception, the Office of Research Administration has awarded the Million Dollar Circle Award to 18 faculty or staff members.
|Ms.Wendy Cagle||Director, Small Business Technology Development Center; Assistant Professor, School of Marketing, Entreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism||College of Business|
|Dr. Todd Murdock||Director, Talent Search Program||College of Education and Allied Professions|
|Dr. David Westling||Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor, School of Teaching and Learning||College of Education and Allied Professions|
|Dr. Robert Young||Professor; Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Judy Neubrander||Professor; Director, School of Nursing||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Dr. Mark Wilson||Associate Professor; Director, Forensic Science Program||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. James Costa||Professor; Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Linda Comer||Associate Professor; Associate Director, Graduate Nursing Programs||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Dr. Jayne Zanglein||Professor, Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Business Law||College of Business|
|Dr. Patrick Gardner||Professor; Director, Center for Rapid Product Realization||College of Engineering and Technology|
|Dr. Turner Goins||Distinguished Professor, Social Work||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Ms. Sandra Dennison||Director, Small Business Technology Center||College of Business|
|Dr. Joseph Pechmann||Associate Professor, Biology||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Jessica Weiler||Assistant Professor, Human Services||College of Education and Allied Professions|
|Dr. Shawn Collins||Associate Professor; Interim Associate Dean||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Dr. Kae Livsey||Associate Professor, School of Nursing||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Dr. Pat Morse||Professor; Department Head of Social Work||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Dr. Billy Ogletree||Distinguished Professor, Department Head Communication Sciences and Disorders||College of Health and Human Sciences|
|Dr. Tamera Pearson||Professor, School of Nursing||College of Health and Human Sciences|