Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Lisa J. Mauer, a professor of food science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, received the Marcel Loncin Research Prize from the Institute of Food Technologists. The award comes with a cash prize of $50,000.

Dr. Mauer joined the Purdue faculty in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2011. She is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Ph.D. in food science from the University of Minnesota.

hayhoe-MEDKatherine Hayhoe, an associate professor of political science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, received the 2014 Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union.

Dr. Hayhoe is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois. She is the co-author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions (FaithWords, 2009).

MafflyKippLaurie Maffly-Kipp, a professor of humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, received the 2014 James W.C. Pennington Award for research in African American religion and history from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies in Germany. Pennington, a former slave, received an honorary doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1849. Professor Maffly-Kipp is the author of Setting Down the Sacred Past: African American Race Histories (Harvard University Press, 2010) and the co-editor of Women’s Work: An Anthology of African-American Women’s Historical Writings from Antebellum America to the Harlem Renaissance (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Professor Maffly-Kipp is a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

RobinReidRobin S. Reid, a professor in the department of ecosystem science and sustainability and director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, received the 2014 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Professor Reid holds a Ph.D. in rangeland ecosystem science from Colorado State University. She is the author of Savannas of Our Birth: People, Wildlife, and Change in East Africa (University of California Press, 2012).

leen ann bellLee Anne Bell, the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College in New York City, is the inaugural winner of the Charles and Margaret Witten Award for Distinguished Documentary Film presented by the University of South Carolina Museum of Education. She was honored for her film 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? The film deals with race relations in the Mississippi Delta.

Professor Bell joined the faculty at Barnard College in 2002. She is a graduate of Indiana University and holds an educational doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

peaseEmily Pease, an adjunct assistant professor of creative writing at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has won the 2014 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story presented by Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review. Pease was honored for her story “Church Retreat, 1975.”

Pease’s short story was chosen from among 1,000 entrants. She will receive a cash award and the story will be published in Shenandoah.

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