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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Associate Vice President for Research Receives 2007 Rod Rose Award from Journal of Research Administration

FORT MYERS, FL - Associate vice president for Research at Florida Gulf Coast University Thomas J. Roberts was recently selected as the 2007 recipient of the Rod Rose Award from the Journal of Research Administration in recognition of the article "Perceptions of Research Administrators on the Value of Certification," to be presented at the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA) Annual Meeting Honors Convocation Oct. 15 in Nashville.

The Rod Rose award is presented annually to an author or authors of an article judged by the Journal leadership as the most outstanding contribution in that year's editions of the Journal of Research Administration. The Journal publishes articles dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators.

Roberts has been a professional research administrator for 19 years and has worked at various types of institutions including comprehensive, doctoral granting, medical school and major research university environments. He authored the first doctoral dissertation focusing specifically on the field of research administration.

He is an active member of the SRA and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) holding several leadership positions and leading numerous presentations and workshops during his tenure as a research administration professional.

Roberts earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.

For more information, media representatives should contact Roberts at (239) 590-7021.

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