Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture

The 2020 recipient is public health professor Hala Madanat, an accomplished researcher who has since been named the Interim Vice President for Research.

Her lecture, "From Discovery to Delivery: An Obesity Prevention Example," has been postponed due to COVID-19.

The Albert W. Johnson University Research Lectureship is awarded annually to an SDSU faculty member for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship. Its purpose is to recognize such achievement, to foster its continuation, and to enable a distinguished resident faculty scholar to share his/her knowledge more broadly with and beyond the academic community. The recipient of this Lectureship delivers a public lecture during the spring semester and is named a Distinguished Professor in his/her discipline. 

The recipient also receives a $10,000 contribution to support their research. 

The Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture series is sponsored by the Division of Research and Innovation and the University Research Council and is supported, in part, through Instructionally Related Activities funds. Selection of the Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecturer is based upon evidence of distinction and recognized achievement in research and scholarship. To permit a fuller evaluation of nominees, the nominator may solicit reviews and recommendations from off-campus scholars, as well as from the appropriate College Research Committee and Dean of the College in which the nominee holds appointment.