The University Awards for Excellence in Research recognize research or creative activity by full-time tenured faculty, for work with a single coherent theme that has been recognized nationally or internationally within the past five to 10 years and identified with Binghamton University.
TIM LOWENSTEIN received his doctorate in geology in 1983 from Johns Hopkins University and came to Binghamton in 1985 after working as a researcher and consultant in geology and geochemistry/sedimentology. An international expert on determining paleoclimatic information from continental evaporates, he has published extensively, including numerous publications related to National Science Foundation projects.
Lowenstein’s University research has enjoyed continuous sponsored funding. He is considered to be in the forefront of interdisciplinary approaches to Earth science, because of his collaborations with other institutions, his investigational depth, and the complexity of applied instrumentation. Currently, he is pursuing research on secular changes of the major ion chemistry of seawater that involves the development and use of a unique method to quantify the chemistry of ancient seawater.
FRANCIS J. YAMMARINO received his doctorate in organizational behavior in 1983 from SUNY at Buffalo. He was an assistant professor of management at the University of Kentucky before joining the School of Management in 1985. An expert in leadership and multiple levels of analysis, superior-subordinate relationships and self-other agreement processes, Yammarino co-directs the Center for Leadership Studies. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Society, a Distinguished Scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the University of Maryland and at the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi.
He has written or edited five books, approximately 60 technical reports or working papers and 80 book chapters or articles in publications such as Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Applied Psychology. He is past senior editor of the Leadership Quarterly and co-editor of Research in Multi-Level Issues. He is on the editorial review boards of six journals and has received approximately $1.5 million in public and private research grants.