Prestigious Honors for Eight Woman in Academia

aallenAnita Allen, vice provost for faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the university’s law school, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Professor Allen is the author of several books on privacy issues including Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Professor Allen holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Alleen Nilsen received the 2014 Doug Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. The award was presented to Nilsen at the Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes, Indiana.

Dr. Nilsen retired from her full-time teaching position in the English department at Arizona State University in 2011 but still teaches a class in humor at the university with her husband, who also shared in the award. The pair founded the International Society for Humor Studies. Dr. Nilsen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Susan Rodger, professor of the practice in the department of computer science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. She will be honored on June 21 in San Francisco.

Dr. Rodger is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

roseanne-mulliganRoseann Mulligan, associate dean of community health programs and the Charles M Goldstein Professor of Community Dentistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, received the 2014 Saul Kamen Award from the Special Care Dentistry Association. Dr. Mulligan was honored for her work in dentistry care for persons with special needs.

Dr. Mulligan received her doctorate in dental medicine from the School of Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles and her master’s degree from the Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.

CurcioChristine A. Curcio, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama Birmingham, was awarded the 2014 Ludwig von Sallmann Prize from the Ludwig von Sallmann Foundation. Dr. Curcio was honored for her significant contributions to vision research at the conference of the International Society for Eye Research. Her research focuses on age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Curcio is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Rochester.

lesley_wheelerLesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, received the Editor’s Prize from the journal Switchback. Professor Wheeler was honored for her poem “Epistolary Art.” The poem may be read here.

Professor Wheeler is the author of several books including The Receptionist and Other Tales (Aqueduct, 2012). She is a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University and holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University.

PhyllisBridgesPhyllis Bridges, the Cornaro Professor of English at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, will have a scholarship program endowed in her honor at the university. Dr. Bridges has taught at Texas Woman’s University for 42 years.

Professor Bridges holds a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

dulaneyKimberly Dulaney, assistant director of procurement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, received the Professional Perspective Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement at the association’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dulaney joined the staff at Virginia Tech in 2010. She is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis.

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