Three Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Gwynn M. Powell, an associate professor of recreation and leisure studies at the University of Georgia, was presented with the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Recreation and Park Association.

Dr. Powell is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She holds a master’s degree from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in park, recreation, and tourism management from Clemson University.

Martine LaBerge, professor and chair of the department of bioengineering at Clemson University in South Carolina, has received the inaugural Award for Service from the Society of Biomaterials. Dr. LaBerge’s research involves the study of natural and artificial surfaces used in the design of implants for orthopedic and vascular treatments.

Professor LaBerge holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Montreal.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, the O’Neill Family Professor of Philosophy and a concurrent professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, was the recipient of the Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University. She was honored for her lifetime of work on global public health problems and pollution-related environmental justice.

Professor Shrader-Frechette, who holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from Notre Dame is the author of 16 books including her most recent work, What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change With Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power (Oxford University Press, 2011).


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