Michail Fragkias Awarded Foundation Scholar in Research

Michail Fragkias

Michail Fragkias, a professor in the Department of Economics, is among three professors honored by the Boise State University Foundation. Fragkias won the 2019 University Foundation Scholar Award for research. This prestigious award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated ongoing commitment, expertise and accomplishments in research. Fragkias will receive a $3,000 honorarium from the foundation.

Fragkias has undertaken significant research and scholarly activity, including publications in peer-review journals, books and international reports. Fragkias is a nationally and internationally known scientist in his field and continues to build a reputation researching the intersection of urban and regional economies, land use planning, global climate change and urbanization.

“Dr. Fragkias is a truly interdisciplinary scholar, and as such has made significant contributions in economics, sustainability science and economic policy,” said nominator Christine Loucks, professor and chair of the Department of Economics.

Fragkias has edited two books, published 34 journal articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications, published eight papers in conference proceedings and has six publications in review/preparation for review in peer-reviewed journals. He also was recently awarded the 2019 COBE Distinguished Research Professor.

Jonathan Brendefur and Robert Hamilton are the other faculty honored by the Foundation. All of the University Foundation Scholar Award recipients since 1992 are on display in the Student Union Building on the first floor near the main staircase.

Read the Update Story on the awards here.