MSU President Mark E. Keenum, right, congratulates David May, a professor in the Department of Sociology, upon receiving the university’s top research honor—the 2020 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. The Powe Award is a memorial to the MSU alumnus and longtime research vice president who died in 1996, and the selection is made at the university level from nominations received from the MSU community. May, who received his doctorate in sociology from MSU, has been a part of the university faculty since 2012. He is active in research and service in community crime prevention and school safety work, reentry and other correctional issues for both officers and inmates, and cybercrime research. He has authored or co-authored six books and over 100 scholarly articles, and currently serves as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for research projects funded by the NSF, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, the Henry Family Foundation and the Department of Defense.