UNC Charlotte’s talented and knowledgeable faculty have a reputation for producing important research and the highest quality scholars, researchers, creative artists, entrepreneurs and leaders. These faculty awards aim to identify and reward the best of the best. Nominees are identified each fall, and the awards are presented in the spring. They are coordinated by the Chancellor’s Office and the Graduate School.
First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal
2016 Recipient, Dr. John David Smith, Distinguished Professor, History
The First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal was first awarded in 1988 and recognizes excellence in sustained contributions to research and creative activities over a substantial period. Relevant research and creative activities include scientific discoveries, books, a series of related articles, novels, sculptures, or paintings.