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2020 Recipients for the Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarships Announced

October 12, 2020

Emeritus College honors 2020 Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship Recipients

The Emeritus College honored its 2020 Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship recipients at a virtual ceremony on October 6.

This award was established by the Emeritus College Advisory Board to recognize emeritus faculty members who continue to produce extraordinary research and scholarship, either in their discipline or in a new field. The award is presented in even-numbered years.

The ceremony was led by Dr. Debra Jackson, Emeritus College Director, Dr. Joel Greenstein, Chair of the Emeritus College Advisory Board, and Dr. Calvin Schoulties, Chair, Emeritus College Awards Committee. The ceremony was attended by several university administrators, emeritus faculty as well as family and colleagues of the recipients.

Dr. Tanju Karanfil, vice president for research, provided the keynote address. Dr. Karanfil provided attendees with an update on the Clemson’s R-1 status and research as well we stated, “Emeritus faculty helped us to lay the grounds for a strong culture. Because of the hard work that you have done, today we have accomplished the Carnegie R1 status. Of course, we do not stop there. We will continue to improve but I would like to recognize the major roles that every one of you as Clemson faculty and administrators have played in that accomplishment.”

Click here to view Dr. Karanfil’s presentation.

The recipients of the 2020 Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship are:

Dr. David Bodde, Professor and Senior Fellow Emeritus of Automotive Engineering, CU-ICAR

  • 2016-2017: Provided Expertise to the National Academies (of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine)

  • 2016-2020: Senior Scholar with the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation

  • Current Book Project: “Missional Entrepreneurships: How Values-Based Enterprises Build Freedom from Poverty”

  • From his nominator:  “Dr. Bodde continues his life as a scholar, applying his knowledge and expertise to societal challenges such as global energy issues, technological changes that threaten the automotive industry, and even chronic poverty. He is very deserving of this award.”

Dr. Stephen Hedetniemi, Professor Emeritus and Chair of Computer Sciences

  • 2012-2020: Published (with co-authors) 64 journal articles (average of 7 per year) in respected journals, edited three books

  • 16 publications, currently, accepted to be published

  • He continues to work with students during the pandemic to assist them in developing their computer-based strengths

  • From his nominator: “His prolific publication record since retiring has contributed more than half to achieving his current Google Scholar h-index of 58, over 7,000 of his total number of citations, that is approaching 20,000, and 74 publications toward his total lifetime publication count of over 300.”

Click here to read more about their amazing accomplishments post retirement!!

A video recording of the presentation is available online.

Emeritus College virtual presentations

During these unprecedented times, the Emeritus College continues providing a robust virtual presentation schedule. These workshops and seminars have not only been attended by emeritus faculty, but by the greater University community. A list of upcoming and past presentations is available online.