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Mark Sisson: Oklahoma State University Regents Distinguished Research Professor

RDRA 2017
Front row (left to right) Kelvin Wang, Jennifer Hays Grudo, and Flera Rizatdinova. Back row (left to right) Robert Matts, Doug Smith, and Mark Sisson. 

Oklahoma State University Professor of Art Mark Sisson (BFA, Printmaking 79) has been named a 2017 OSU Regents Distinguished Research Professor. One member from each college is selected annually, with two from the College of Arts & Sciences (one from the sciences and one from the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Sisson is the first faculty member to be selected from the art department and the first selected from the arts disciplines of arts and humanities. His colleague-and fellow U of M alumnus-Chris Ramsay (BFA 83), was selected for the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015.

The Regents Distinguished Research Award (RDRA) recognizes research excellence at Oklahoma State University. The term research includes all creative scholarly activities. Recipients of the award will be selected based on the evidence of outstanding and meritorious achievements in research. The candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research, and be clearly recognized nationally and internationally.

The program includes one award per college, except the College of Arts and Sciences will have two. The award will be a $2,000 permanent increase in annual salary plus associated fringe benefits for the award winner, and an award plaque. For more detailed information, download the RDRA guidelines.

Regents Distinguished Research Award | Oklahoma State University