Department of Mathematics
RonNell Andersen Jones
College of Law
College of Nursing
College of Humanities & School for Cultural and Social Transformation
Department of English
The University of Utah’s Presidential Societal Impact Scholars are a select group of faculty, recognized as experts in their respective fields and disciplines. They translate their ideas, scholarship, research, creative activities, and share with opinion leaders, policy makers, the general public, and other audiences outside the university in ways that can transform society.
From tackling the social determinants of health and wellness, to addressing the underlying causes of crime and poverty, and from designing interventions that curb poor air and water quality, to helping better inform public debate on society’s most pressing issues, these scholars’ works have a positive impact on people and institutions. They help make our world a better, more equitable and enjoyable place in which to live.
The Presidential Societal Impact Scholar Award was conceived by and is supported by a gift from University of Utah Professor Randy Dryer.