A staff excellence award in the College of Applied Science and Technology recognizes exceptional dedication, effort, and an overall esprit de corps that contributes to the mission of the College. The staff member must have been employed in the position for a minimum of one year prior to the deadline for submission. All submitted materials will be evaluated by a sub-committee of the CAST Council and the winner from the previous year (if available). The final determination of recipients in each category will be made by the Dean of CAST.
The CAST Outstanding Pre-Tenure Researcher Award recognizes individuals who have conducted research at an outstanding level among peers in the College who have not yet earned tenure. The nominee must seek written endorsement of their application from their School Director or Department Chairperson or a colleague in the school/department. The endorsement should address the contribution of the nominee's research to his/her field of study, including the extent to which the nominee is recognized nationally or internationally for research.
Nominees must be Illinois State University tenure-track faculty members who have complete five years or less in a tenure-track position at any institution of higher education. They must currently be involved in research and must show promise of making a significant contribution to their fields of study. Eligible faculty members may ask to be considered for their nomination by the College Research Committee; they may be nominated by any faculty member or department chair in the College: or they may be nominated by the College Research Committee.
Mulvey's research focuses on understanding marginalized populations, their experiences in the criminal justice system, and how justice policies are created and implemented to socially control these individuals. Since coming to Illinois State he has authored two book chapters, published six articles in top tier journals, and presented his work at numerous conferences. He recieved an Early Career Scholar Grant Award from the National Institute of Justice and two University Research Grants to support his work.