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The Office of External Faculty Awards & Recognition (OEFAR) promotes a culture where faculty excellence is celebrated through external awards and recognition.  Services provided by this office are intended to support and amplify the efforts of units across campus to recognize and nominate Texas A&M faculty for external awards.

OEFAR is in the Division of Research under the Vice President for Research (VPR).  The office seeks to enhance a university culture where faculty, peers, and unit leaders recognize the excellence of their peers through external awards.

Who We Are:

Dr. Costas N. Georghiades, Sr. Associate Vice President for Research & Delbert A. Whitaker Chair Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, oversees the OEFAR with assistance from a VPR Faculty Fellow. 

Dr. Jeffrey R. Gagne, Associate Department Head and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology serves as VPR Faculty Fellow to the office and manages the program.  He interfaces with the award communities to secure mentors for potential nominees and with administrators, such as department heads, on nominations.  

Coordination efforts for the program are under Research Development Services, Dr. Laurie Garton and Shannon Eyre.

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