Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

SONY DSCChristine Fletcher, an assistant professor of theology at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, received the Barbara Reynolds Highly Commended Award from the Dorothy L. Sayers Society. Dr. Fletcher was honored for her book The Artists and the Trinity: Dorothy L. Sayers Theology of Work (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2013).

Dr. Fletcher holds a master’s degree in politics and philosophy from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in theology from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England.

HorwitzBarbara A. Horwitz, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis, received the Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is being honored for her efforts to increase diversity in doctoral level programs in physiology.

Dr. Horwitz holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from the University of Florida. She earned a Ph.D. in physiology from Emory University in Atlanta.

morales_susana_thumbSusana Morales, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College has been selected to receive the 2015 Elnora M. Rhodes Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Morales will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in Toronto this April.

Dr. Morales joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

dixonMelanye White Dixon, associate professor of dance at Ohio State University, received the Educator/Scholar Award from the International Association of Blacks in Dance. She was honored for her contributions to dance through teaching and mentoring. Dr. Dixon is the author of Marion D. Cuyjet and Her Judimar School of Dance: Training Ballerinas in Black Philadelphia 1948-1971 (Edwin Mellen Press, 2011).

Dr. Dixon is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and was the first African American to receive a doctorate in dance from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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