Honors for Three Women Professors

Marilynne Boyle-Baise, professor of curriculum and instruction at the Indiana University School of Education, is the recipient of the 2011 Jean Dresden Grambs Career Research in Social Studies Award. The honor was bestowed by the National Council for the Social Studies.

Professor Boyle-Baise has been on the Indiana University faculty since 1994. Her most recent book is Young Citizens of the World: Teaching Elementary Social Studies Through Civic Engagement.

Dr. Boyle-Baise is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha. She hold master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Nancy D. Polikoff, a professor of law at American University in Washington, D.C., received the 2011 Dan Bradley Award from the National LGBT Bar Association. The award honors a practitioner whose work has been dedicated to efforts to enhance equality under the law for the LGBT community.

Professor Polikoff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree in women’s studies from George Washington University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

Olivia Graeve, associate professor of material science at the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, received the Jaime Oaxaca Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. The award is given to an individual who has made “selfless and outstanding contributions to the fields of engineering and science to the Hispanic community over an extended period of time.”

A graduate of the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Graeve earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California at Davis.

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