Eight Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Anna Krylova, an associate professor of history at Duke University, was awarded the Herbert Bazter Prize from the American Historical Association. The prize, established in 1905, is awarded to a young scholar for a first work in the field of European history. Dr. Krylova was honored for her book, Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front.

Dr. Krylova holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D., all from Johns Hopkins University.

Beverly D. Tatum, president of Spelman College in Atlanta, received a PINK Award from Little PINK Book, an online digital platform aimed at professional women. President Tatum was honored for her career-long commitment to women’s advancement.

Dr. Tatum is a graduate of Wesleyan University. She holds a master’s degree from the Hartford Seminary and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.

Myra M. Hurt, professor of biomedical sciences and senior associate dean for research and graduate programs at the College of Medicine of Florida State University, received the Jim King Leadership Award from the Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease.

Professor Hurt has been teaching at Florida State since 1987. She is a graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences.

Theresa Monaco, executive director of the Center for the Gifted and Talented at the University of Houston, was selected to receive the George Washington Honor Medal, the highest award given out by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Dr. Monaco was honored for her extraordinary efforts to educate the communities about the values of good citizenship.

Professor Monaco has taught at the University of Houston for 40 years. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Saint Louis University.

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, associate professor of history at the University of California at Los Angeles, received the William P. Clements Prize for the best nonfiction book on Southwestern America. The $2,500 prize is awarded by Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Professor Hernandez was honored for her book Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press). She has taught at UCLA since 2004 and earned her Ph.D. in history at UCLA in 2002.

Graciela S. Alarcon, the Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine (Emerita) and professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, received the 2011 Evelyn V. Hess Research Award from the Lupus Foundation of America. Dr. Alarcon was honored for a lifetime of achievement in lupus research.

Dr. Alarcon received her medical training at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru.

Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin, was named the recipient of the 2012 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate. She is being honored for “pioneering the adoption of culturally responsive teaching strategies among educators.” She will receive the award next March at ceremonies on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

Dr. Ladson-Billings is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore and holds a master’s degree from the University of Washington and a doctorate from Stanford University. She is the author of Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education and The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.

Linda LeGarde Grover, an associate professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, received the 2011 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize from the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester. The $7,500 prize was awarded to professor Grover for her collection of short stories entitled The Dance Boots (University of Georgia Press).

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