Honors for Six Women Academics

angelasewall2013Angela Sewall, dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received the 2013 Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Dr. Sewall has been on the faculty at UALR for the past 21 years and has served as dean for 16 years. Previously, she was a teacher and administrator in the Little Rock public schools.

BoruchMarianne Boruch, a professor of creative writing and poetry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, was selected as the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University. She is being honored for her collection, The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon Press). The book is her seventh published poetry collection. The award honors a book of poetry by an author who is “past the very beginning but has not reached the pinnacle or his or her career.” The award comes with a $100,000 cash prize.

Professor Boruch has taught at Purdue since 1987. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts.

mstone_cbaMary Stone, director of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama, received the 2012 Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. Dr. Stone is the former president of the American Accounting Association.

Dr. Stone holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois.

jovanovicSpoma Jovanovic, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, received the Outstanding Faulty Member Award at the 2013 Gulf-South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Jovanovic is the author of Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro (University of Arkansas Press, 2012). She holds a Ph.D. in human communication studies from the University of Denver.

Carolyn-MedineCarolyn Medine, professor of religion at the University of Georgia, has been selected to receive the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Academy of Religion. The academy has more than 10,000 members at 1,000 colleges and universities. She will receive the award at the academy’s annual convention in November.

Dr. Medine has been on the faculty at the University of Georgia since 2000. She previously taught at Louisiana State University. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Medine earned a doctorate at the University of Virginia.

Carol-Sheriff_1Carol Sheriff, the Class of 2013 Professor of History at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in the journal Civil War History. The journal is published by the Kent State University Press.

Professor Sheriff is the co-author of A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2007). She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

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