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English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

03/29/2018

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English professor Joynce Kinkead is the 2018 recipient of the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award, USU’s highest research honor.

Utah State University’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies announced Joyce Kinkead as the 2018 recipient of the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award, USU’s highest research honor. Kinkead, an English professor, has been at USU for 35 years. Her publications focus on Writing Studies and Undergraduate Research. She will receive this prestigious award on April 6 at USU’s Research Awards Gala. 

Read more about the honor in a story in USU Today.

Here's an interesting fact: Kinkead's husband, David Lancey, professor emeritus of anthropology, earned the career research award in 2011, making them the first couple to receive the award. Kinkead is the fifth woman to earn the award since it began in 1979.