Ben Sadd, L.J. Zigerell, Logan Miller, Kristin Carlson, Phil Mulvey, and Tera Galloway will be honored with Research Initiative Awards at the Founders Day celebration on February 15.

Ben Sadd, School of Biological Sciences
Sadd joined Illinois State University in 2013 following receipt of his doctorate and a post-doctoral fellowship at ETH Zurich as well as a junior fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in Germany. He has published 15 journal articles, 14 presentations, and been PI/co-PI on National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Department Agriculture grants worth $1.5 million. In addition, he has served on 15 graduate committees, reviewed for several of the top journals in his field and has been a funding referee for the NSF.

L.J. Zigerell, Department of Politics and Government
Zigerell’s research addresses questions of racial and gender bias. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and joined Illinois State University in 2014. Since that time he has published eight journal articles and book chapters, including two in the prestigious PS: Political Science and Politics, five scholarly presentations, received an in-kind external grant from Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, and served as reviewer for nine different peer-reviewed journals.

Logan Miller, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Miller joined Illinois State University in 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in anthropology from The Ohio State University. Since that time, he has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. In addition, he has a National Science Foundation grant proposal under review, has written another NSF proposal (not funded), and received a small, yet competitive, grant from the Ohio Archaeological Association. He has served as a reviewer for five scholarly journals and the National Science Foundation. He also chairs several graduate committees.

Kristin Carlson, Arts Technology Program
Carlson’s research explores the role that computation plays in embodied creative processes. She works in choreography, computational creativity, media performance, and interactive art and design tools. She is a researcher with the Moving Stories: Tools for Digital Movement, Meaning and Interaction research partnership exploring the cognition of movement experience and designing movement applications for creativity support tools. She was the executive producer for the 21st International Symposium for Electronic Art and publishes in the fields of cognitive science, computational creativity, movement and computing, and electronic art.

Phil Mulvey, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences
Mulvey joined Illinois State University in 2013. His research focuses on understanding marginalized populations, their experiences in the criminal justice system, and how justice policies are created and implemented to socially control these individuals. Since coming to Illinois State he has authored two book chapters, published six articles in top tier journals, and presented his work at numerous conferences. He received an Early Career Scholar Grant Award from the National Institute of Justice and two University Research Grants to support his work.

Tera Galloway, Department of Management and Quantitative Methods
Galloway’s research focuses on how interpersonal networks affect the initial public offering (IPO) process, alliance relationships between firms and alliance portfolios of mature firms, and the advice networks of founders of small businesses. At Illinois State University she has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. Her most recent paper, to be published in the Strategic Management Journal, seeks to identify the mechanisms for why coopetitive behavior (the integration of cooperation and competition) among firms flourishes in certain environments.