Honors for Four Women Academics

oxmanNeri Oxman, the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor of Media Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Design. The prize is awarded by the Vilcek Foundation to foreign-born individuals in the United States who have made exceptional contributions to design early in their career. The award and a $100,000 prize will be presented to Professor Oxman in New York City in April.

Dr. Oxman holds degrees from Technion Israel Institute of Technology and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She earned a Ph.D. in design computation at MIT.

KARIN_EDWARDSKarin Edwards, dean of student services at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut, received the 2014 Scott Goodnight Award from NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Dean Edwards holds a doctorate from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

jeng4webLing Hwey Jeng, director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, received the 2014 Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education from the Association for Library Information Science Education.

A native of Taiwan, Dr. Jeng holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

starr davisChristine Starr Davis, an adjunct professor at Doane College in Crete,, Nebraska, has been named the winner of the Emerging Writer Award from the Great Plains Writers’ Conference. The conference will be held at South Dakota State University in late March.

Davis, a poet and essayist, holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management and museum studies from the University of Nebraska. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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