Five Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Thompson-Christine2Christine Thompson, professor of art education at Pennsylvania State University, has been selected to receive the Lowenfeld Award from the National Art Education Association. She will be presented with the award at the association’s annual convention in Fort Worth, Texas, in March.

Dr. Thompson has taught at Penn State for 12 years. Previously, she served on the faculty at the University of Illinois for 17 years. Professor Thompson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

dovePatricia M. Dove, the C.P. Miles Professor of Geosciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was named the 2013 Virginia Scientist of the Year by the Office of the Governor. Dr. Dove has been on the Virginia Tech faculty since 2000. Previously, she taught at Georgia Tech.

Professor Dove holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech. She earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University.

navarroRachel Navarro, assistant professor in the department of counseling psychology and community services at the University of North Dakota, received the Henry Tomes Award from the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests. Dr. Navarro has been on the faculty at the University of North Dakota since 2010. She previously taught at New Mexico State University.

Dr. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri.

BucakAyse Papatya Bucak, associate professor of creative writing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, received the 2013 PEN/ O. Henry Prize for her short story, “The History of Girls.” The story, published in the journal Witness, tells the tale of a group of Turkish girls trapped in the rubble after a gas explosion destroys their school.

Bucak was born in Turkey but raised in the United States. She is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a master of fine arts degree from Arizona State University.

pwhitePatricia D. White, dean of the University of Miami School of Law, was the highest-ranked woman on the National Jurist’s list of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education.” Dean White had led the law school at the University of Miami since 2009. Previously, she was dean of the College of Law at Arizona State University.

Dean White holds bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees, all from the University of Michigan.

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