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Douglas C. Basil Award

The Douglas C. Basil Awards celebrate the valuable contributions of retired faculty in higher education. Two awards at $5,000 each are given annually for special projects or research. An honored Emeritus Professor, Dr. Basil retired in 1989 from the Management and Organization Department at the USC Marshall School of Business after 28 years of service.

Award Recipients

Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson was awarded the Douglas C. Basil Award for her research on the design and development of modular facilities for Early Childhood Care and...

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Joseph Dane

Joseph Dane

Last updated 12/08/2021 Joseph Dane was awarded the Douglas C. Basil Award for his project to improve FreeWordPress, support reproduction of visual art, and to...

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Katherine Schlaerth

Katherine Schlaerth

Last updated 12/08/2021 Katherine Schlaerth was awarded the Douglas C. Basil Award for her study to investigate the circumstances under which elderly individuals who are...

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Peter Clark

Peter Clark

Last updated 12/08/2021 Peter Clark was awarded the Douglas C. Basil Award for research on his book Reeling Them In: How to Hook Your Audience with...

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Florence Lin

Last updated 10/04/2021 Florence Lin used the Basil Award funds for travel and conference expenses to present interdisciplinary, real-world, and unifying physics research results at...

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Gregory Davis

Last updated 10/04/2021 Gregory Davis has been conducting geological fieldwork in the mountains underlying China’s Great Wall since 1987. His research efforts have been recognized...

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Similar to encore.org’s purpose prize, Douglas C. Basil Award is intended to fund a retired faculty’s current or future purposeful project. The monetary prize is intended for retired faculty who might not have the funds to pursue a special academic or creative project. Those projects that exemplify contributions towards the greater good, giving back and/or innovation are more likely to be considered. The awards are taxable if taken in lump sum or they can be claimed tax free by submitting receipts for reimbursement or the funds can be used to pay student assistants.