2012 Ryan J. Pischel
2011 Michael J. Schmitt
2010 Andrew S. Johnson
2009 Jessica A. Shephard
2008 Jacqueline Hicks
2007 Dana Marcum
2006 Kelly L. Johnson
2005 Stephen M. Cielinski
2004 Erin M. Sullivan
2003 Tracy A. Olszowy
2002 Maryanna Moore (co-awardee)
2002 Raven L. Lugo (co-awardee)
2001 Bryan D. Lewis
2000 Ross Carbone
1999 Siegmund F. Fuchs
1998 Erica Dinger
1997 Ryan Miday
1996 Deborah DeChellis
1995 Timothy M. Gill

John R. Carpenter was a sociology professor at John Carroll University for 37 years before retiring in 1989.