Honors for Three Woman Scholars

Barbara White, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, received the Presidential Citation for 2012. The award, created in 1979, is given to individuals who personify the university’s commitment to transforming lives. Dr. White was named dean of the School of Social Work in 1993. She was the first African American dean at the university. She stepped down from her post last year.

Dean White holds a master of social work degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Florida State University.

Martha Reineke, professor of world religions and philosophy at the University of Northern Iowa, will receive the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Academy of Religion. She will receive the award at the academy’s annual meeting in Chicago this November.

Professor Reineke has taught at the University of Northern Iowa since 1984. She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Ann P. McElroy, associate professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York System, has been selected to receive the 2012 Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is being honored for her “long-term and truly distinguished service to the Society.” She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in Baltimore later this month.

Dr. McElroy joined the faculty at the University at Buffalo in 1971. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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