Dr. David Creech
Since 2015, Dr. Creech has received over $600,000 in grant awards. Dr. Creech’s funded projects include such areas as Finding, Evaluating and Promoting Salt-and Hurricane-tolerant Plants for Galveston Island; Investigating the Potential for Golden Kiwifruit as a New Specialty Crop in Texas and Evaluating Woody Ornamentals for Galveston Island in an Era of Rapid Climate Change. Dr. Creech uses funding to support the research and scholarly endeavors of both graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Christopher Schalk
Since 2018, Dr. Schalk has received over $450,000 in grant awards. Dr. Schalk’s funded projects include such areas as Field and Experimental Assessments of the Impact of Erosion Control Materials on Wildlife, Examining Terrestrial Food-Web Structure in Managed and Unmanaged Shortleaf Pine Forests in East Texas, Risk of Snake Entanglement in Erosion Control Materials, Ground Truthing the Species Distribution Model of Bachman’s Sparrow, Distribution, Occupancy, and Mercury Bioaccumulation of Alligator Snapping Turtles in Texas, Repatriation of Illegally Collected Alligator Snapping Turtles Back into Texas Waters and Post-release Monitoring of Alligator Snapping Turtles in Cypress/Sulphur River Drainages. Dr. Schalk uses funding to support the research and scholarly endeavors of both graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Odutayo (’Tayo) Odunuga
Dr. Odutayo (’Tayo) Odunuga, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, joined SFA in 2008 after doing postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Prior to that, he completed his doctoral degree and postdoctoral work in biochemistry and molecular biology at Rhodes University and University of Cape Town, respectively. He has received several grants from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and has served on various SFA committees, including the University Research Council. He is currently chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee. He also is the author of several scientific publications and continues to mentor students in research.
Dr. Kevin Stafford
Dr. Kevin Stafford, professor of geology in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, received the Distinguished Grant Award at the million-dollar level for his awarded grants. He has received grants from the Texas Department of Transportation for the characterization of karst and geology along RM 625 in Culberson County and identification of existing geologic hazards within the TxDOT right-of-way. His three awarded grants total $1,656,380.
Dr. Pat Stephens Williams and Dr. Stephen Cooper
Pat Stephens Williams and Stephen Cooper
Dr. Pat Stephens Williams, professor of forestry in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, received the Distinguished Grant Award at the bronze level for grants totaling $356,838.
Dr. Stephen Cooper, professor and associate director of research for the School of Social Work in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, received the Distinguished Grant Award at the bronze level. He was awarded one grant totaling $410,000.
Dr. Michael Janusa
Dr. Michael Janusa, professor and chair for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, received the Distinguished Grant Award at the bronze level for two grants totaling $255,000.
Dr. Nicholas Long
Dr. Nicholas Long, professor of mathematics and statistics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, received the Distinguished Grant Award at the bronze level for two grants totaling $301,786.
Dr. Zac Selden
Dr. Zac Selden, research associate for the Center for Regional Heritage Research in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, received the Distinguished Grant Award at the bronze level for grants totaling $312,513.