Six Women Scholars Win Awards

Ashley S. Crumby, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has been selected to receive the 2013 Distinguished New Practitioner Award from the American Pharmacists Association. She will be presented with the award at the association’s annual meeting in March.

Dr. Crumby received a doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2009.

Patsy Dickinson, the Josiah Little Professor of Natural Science at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience at the association’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

Professor Dickinson is a graduate of Pomona College in California. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Carla C. Johnson, an associate professor of science and STEM education at the University of Cincinnati, was selected as the Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year 2013 by the Association for Science Teacher Education.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

Mary Frances Nettles, director of the National Food Service Management Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi, received the Distinguished Research Award from the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University.

Dr. Nettles is a graduate of Mississippi State University and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in food service and hospitality management from Kansas State University.

Linda L. Putnam, professor and chair of the department of communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive the 2012 Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award from the National Communication Association. She will receive the award at the association’s annual convention in Orlando.

Dr. Putnam came to UCSB in 2007 after teaching at Texas A&M University and Purdue University. She is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota.

Cathy N. Davidson, the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and the John Hope Franklin Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, received the World Technology Award in the Educator category from the World Technology Network. She is being honored for her work with David Theo Goldberg of the University of California for the development of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory.

Professor Davidson is a graduate of Elmhurst College in Illinois. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at SUNY Binghamton.

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