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The Annual Community-Engaged Scholarship Lecture Award recognizes exceptional scholarly work that embodies UNM's commitment to community engagement and profoundly and systematically affects the relationship between the university and the larger community in a positive and meaningful way. This is the highest award for community-engaged scholarship bestowed by the University of New Mexico.

The nominee must be an active, full Professor or exceptional Associate Professor at the time of the nomination is submitted. The scholarship or the creative work of the nominee must be of the highest quality and should be tied to the faculty member's expertise

For Questions about this Award please contact:
Tito Busani
Interim Chair, Research Policy Committee

Gena Garcia
Administrative Coordinator
Ofc of the University Secretary

7th Annual Community Engaged Research Lecturer


Past Annual Community Engaged Research Lecturers



Dr. Johnnye Lewis Community Environmental Health Program, College of Pharmacy Community-Researcher Partnerships Drive Innovation Science to Help Address Decades of Environmental Injustice.


Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale American Studies Dikos Ntsaaigii-19 Building the Perfect Human to Invade: A Dine Feminist Analysis of the Pandemic & the Navajo Nation.


Dr. Andrea Polli College of Fine Arts STEAM in New Mexico: The Arts in Service


Dr. David Gutzler Earth and Planetary Sciences The Science and Politics of Climate Change: Tales of a Turbulent System


Dr. Sally Davis Prevention Research Center Fundamentals of Translating Prevention Science Into Practice: Bridging the Gap through Innovative Community-Academic Partnerships


Dr. Claudia Isaac School of Architecture and Planning Community Based Planning: Co-Creating Knowledge and Action


Dr. Nina Wallerstein College of Population Health: Director, Center for Participatory Research Community based Participatory Research (CBPR): Wallking the Walk for Health and Social Equity

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