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April 18, 2019

One faculty member from each school and college has been selected to receive the first-ever TIAA Chancellor’s Urban Engaged Scholars award. Presented by CityCenter, this award recognizes the outstanding contributions of faculty to the Denver-metro region through community-engaged scholarship.

The first-ever TIAA Chancellor’s Urban Engaged Scholars are:

  • Francisco Conejo, PhD, Senior Instructor of Marketing, Business School
  • Andrew Guerrero, Instructor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, College of Arts & Media
  • Antwan Jefferson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Relations, School of Education & Human Development
  • Jeremy Németh, PhD, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Architecture and Planning
  • Kevin Rens, PhD, Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Computing
  • Esther Sullivan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Danielle Varda, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, School of Public Affairs
From top, left to right: Francisco Conejo, Andrew Guerrero, Antwan Jefferson, Jeremy Németh, Kevin Rens, Esther Sullivan, Danielle Varda

The research of the Urban Engaged Scholars addresses current urban issues in the Denver-metro region, while emphasizing community partnerships, local impact and student involvement. In addition to recognition of their scholarship, recipients of the Chancellor’s Urban Engaged Scholar’s award receive:

  • Opportunities to share their research with the Denver community
  • Coverage of their scholarship through university communication channels
  • A monetary prize of $4,000

Congratulations to the first-ever Urban Engaged Scholars! Stay tuned for information on upcoming events highlighting the scholars’ research and to learn more about their impact on our city.

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