William Jarrell Focht, PhD

Title:  Professor Emeritus

Company:  Oklahoma State University

Location:  Stillwater, OK United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2019)
  • Grand Official Diploma (Order Of Merit), Corps of Military Firefighters, Federal District of Brazil (2012)
  • Team Builder Award, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Statewide Competition (To OWRRI) (2008)
  • Bronze Medal, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1986)
  • Superior Achievement Certificate, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1985)
  • Special Recognition Certificate, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1983, 1987)
  • Full Membership, Oklahoma State University Graduate Faculty (2002)
  • Technology Innovator Award, OSU (2004)
  • President’s Faculty Excellence Award, OSU (1996)
  • Phoenix Award As “The Outstanding Masters Student At OSU” (1992)
  • Centennial Scholar, OSU (1991)
  • Habiby Award for Outstanding Graduate Research In Political Science (1992, 1993)
  • Special Recognition Award, Society of Environmental Scientists, Oklahoma State University (1990)
  • The Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Oklahoma State University Foundation (1989-1993)
  • Presidential Water Fellowship, Center for Water Research, Oklahoma State University (1988-1992)
  • Hiram Roy Wilson Graduate Fellowship, Ohio University (1973-1975)
  • Dean Norman Cohn Scholarship, Ohio University (1972-1973)
  • Nominee, Regents Distinguished Research Award (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Award For Best Paper, Western Political Science Association (2002)
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (2002)
  • Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award (2001 And 2004)
  • A&S Junior Faculty Award, OSU (2000)
  • Amoco Teaching Excellence Award (1997)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1998)


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Postgraduate Studies in Microbiology, Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Ohio University

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