Five Women Scholars Receive Recognition

Wendy D. Graham, the Carl S. Swisher Eminent Scholar in Water Resources and director of the Water Institute at the University of Florida, received the ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Dr. Graham is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kathryn Leonard, an assistant professor of mathematics at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, received the Henry L. Adler Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Mathematics Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America.

Before coming to CalState in 2006, Dr. Leonard had taught at Brown University, Pomona College, and the California Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in mathematics at Brown University.

Katie Glasner, senior associate and assistant chair of the department of dance at Barnard College in New York City, is the recipient of the 2012 Dance Teacher of the Year Award in Higher Education from Dance Teacher Magazine.

Glasner danced for the Twyla Tharp Dance Company from 1977 to 1987. She taught at Princeton, Wesleyan, Penn State, and New York University before joining the Barnard College faculty in 1998.

Sue Robinson, associate professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Wisconsin Madison, was named the winner of the 2012 Krieghbaum Under-40 Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The award is given to a young scholar who has an outstanding record in teaching, research, and public service.

Dr. Robinson joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 2007. She worked for a dozen years as a reporter before earning her doctorate at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Marianna Safronova, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware, was named the Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society. She recently conducted research on a new atomic clock that is accurate to one second every 32 billion years.

Dr. Safronova earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Moscow State University in Russia. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Notre Dame.

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