Seven Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Jane-HalonenJane S. Halonen, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, was named the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Professional Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award by the American Psychological Association.

Professor Halonen is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

agogino300Alice Agogino, the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, was chosen to receive the Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She will be presented the award on February 15 in Boston.

Dr. Agogino is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. She earned a master’s degree at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in engineering/economic systems from Stanford University.

hawkinsMurial Hawkins, associate provost for partnerships and engagement at Virginia State University, has been selected to receive the Public Service Award from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education. Before coming to Virginia State in 2011, she was the assistant to the president for campus and community relations at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in Chicago. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from The Citadel in Charlestown, South Carolina, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago.

Liedtka Jeanne M.(1)Jeanne Liedtka, the United Technologies Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, received the Medal of the Order of Australia from the Australian government “for her service to the development of leaders in the museum profession.” As a member of the Getty Leadership Institute, Professor Liedtka has made several trips to Australia to educate museum professionals.

Professor Liedtka holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Boston University. She earned an MBA at Harvard Business School.

dunayDonna Dunay, the G.T. Ward Professor of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, has been selected to receive the 2012-13 Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She will be given the award at the association’s 101st annual meeting in San Francisco in March.

Professor Dunay holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Virginia Tech.

PENTAX ImageDaniela Calzetti, professor and director of the graduate program in astronomy at the University of Massachusetts, was named the 2013 Blaauw Professor at the University of Groningen’s Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in The Netherlands. She is being honored for “excellence in research, broad knowledge of astronomy, and an outstanding international status in astronomy.” As the Blaauw Professor, she will spend about four weeks over the coming year at the institute.

Dr. Calzetti received her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Rome.

Theresa_SingletonTheresa Singleton, associate professor of anthropology at Syracuse University in New York, has been selected to receive the 2014 J.C. Harrington Award from the Society for Historical Archaeology. She will receive the award at the society’s 2014 convention in Quebec City. Dr. Singleton has been on the faculty at Syracuse University since 1996.

Dr. Singleton is a graduate of Trinity College in Washington. D.C. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida.

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