Three Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

SOLOMON PHYLLISPhyllis Solomon, a professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Career Advancement Award. She will be honored at the 18th Annual Society of Social Work and Research Conference in San Antonio later this month. She is being honored for her work on severe mental illness.

Professor Solomon has been on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania since 1994. She is a graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. Dr. Solomon earned a master’s degree in sociology and a Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

frances_hardin_fanningFrances Hardin-Fanning, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky, received the 2013 New Investigator Award for Public Health Nursing from the American Public Health Association. Her research focuses on improving dietary habits among rural Appalachian residents.

Dr. Hardin-Fanning is a graduate of the nursing program at Morehead State University in Kentucky. She earned a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Kentucky.

Darling_LynnLynn Darling, clinical assistant professor of early childhood education at the University of Mississippi received the Marion B. Hamilton Award for outstanding leadership in pre-K education from the Southern Early Childhood Association.

Dr. Darling has been on the faculty at the University of Mississippi since 2012. Previously, she was director of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University. She holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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