Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award

Since 2018, the Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award has been awarded to a faculty member for an academic article judged “best” among those published by Gustavus Adolphus College faculty in the current or preceding two calendar years. Funded through a generous gift by Gordon Mansergh ’84, this award is intended to recognize outstanding peer-reviewed publications that contribute to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College.


An honorarium of $1,000 will be presented at the May Faculty Meeting.


This award is open to any faculty member in the division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or Social Sciences. Past winners are listed below.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria for evaluation include: 1) required "first" authorship by the nominee, 2) importance of subject matter in contributing to the field, and 3) scholarly status and impact of the journal. Preference will be given to individuals who have not received the award in the past three years.


Faculty are invited to submit a peer-reviewed, data-based research publication for consideration, along with a brief description of how the publication meets the three criteria listed above. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome. Nominations are due annually by April 15.

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The following is a list of previous winners. Please nominate someone who has not previously received the award. (Those currently on the faculty are indicated in bold print.)

Previous Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award Winners
Year Name Department
2022 Shu-Ling Wang, Fiscal stimulus in a high-debt economy? A DSGE analysis Ecomomics and Management
2021 Scott Bur, Fragment-Based Ligand Discovery Using Protein Observed F NMR: A Second Semester Organic Chemistry CURE Project Chemistry
2020 Yuta Kawarasaki, Is rapid cold-hardening an aerobic process? Characterization of changes in metabolic activity during its induction and effects of anoxia in flesh fly Biology
2019 Jeff Jeremiason, Contemporary Mobilization of Legacy Pb Stores by DOM in a Boreal Peatland Chemistry
2018 Laura Burrack, Neocentromeres Provide Chromosome Segregation Accuracy and Centromere Clustering to Multiple Loci along a Candida albicans Chromosome