The Academic Scholar Award recognizes a member of the academic community that has demonstrated excellence in research, inquiry, or scholarship. The 2013 Academic Scholar Award Committee recommended Dr. Robert Quist as the recipient of this honor. Dr. Quist is an Associate Professor in our Humanities department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Quist's meticulous scholarly research over three years has culminated in the publication
of The History of Modern Swedish Music: An Introduction to Nineteen Composers, a 400-page book which has been added to over sixty library collections around the
world. He has been on conference panels with some of the most important scholars in
the field of Swedish music, which is recognition of his status within this discipline.
Dr. Quist continues to participate in national conferences, such as the Scandinavian Studies in San Francisco, where he presented a paper. He has also collaborated with other
Humanities professors at Ferris to co-author a textbook on popular culture, which
is used in current classes here. He is an accomplished musician and has lent his talents
to several Ferris programs.
According to his award committee, "When considering the criteria for this award, it was clear that Dr. Quist had certainly engaged in discovery of new knowledge, the application of new knowledge into his publications and teaching, and through collaboration with other colleagues, he had integrated that knowledge across multiple disciplines within the Humanities curriculum.”
2012 - Kim Colvert
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