OIBR Awards

Each year at the Institutes annual meeting, awards are given to affiliated faculty of the Institute.

The OIBR Rising Star Award recognizes the scholarly achievements and future potential of an OIBR Distinguished Scholar or Affiliate who is within 8 years of their Ph.D. This award focuses on exceptional and sustained research contribution and future promise, as evidenced by publications, grant submissions, funded grants, major works-in-progress, and other discipline-relevant evidence of past and likely future scholarly impact.

The OIBR Lillian Eby Mentoring Award is named on behalf of our former director (2013-2022), and is given in recognition of exceptional dedication to mentorship contributions in social and behavioral science.

The OIBR Service Legacy Award is awarded for outstanding service and dedication to the Institute and for shaping the social and behavioral sciences at the University of Georgia.

Rising Star Award

2023Dr. Drew AbneyAssistant Professor, Psychology
2022Dr. Justin Lavner Associate Professor, Psychology
2020Dr. Logan FiorellaAssociate Professor, Educational Psychology

Lillian Eby Mentoring Award

2023Dr. Erin DolanProfessor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2022Dr. Lawrence Sweet Gary R. Sperduto Professor, Psychology
2021Dr. Steve KoganAthletic Association Professor, Human Development & Family Science

Service Legacy Award

2023Dr. Steven BeachRegents’ Professor, Psychology
2021Dr. Dawn RobinsonProfessor, Sociology