Honors and Awards for Seven Women From the Academic World

lisa_feigenson_0Lisa Feigenson, a professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, received the 2015 Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Feigenson is being recognized for her research on young children’s mathematical reasoning. The award comes with a $75,000 prize.

Dr. Feigenson joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2004. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University and holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New York University.

closeHilary Close, a researcher in the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaii, received the 2015 Lindeman Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. The award is given to the author of outstanding research in the aquatic sciences by an individual under the age of 35.

Dr. Close is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University.

piercejpgBess Pierce, associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, received the 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Pierce has been on the faculty at the college since 2007.

Dr. Pierce is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife biology and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University in Alabama.

aidaAida Hurtado, a professor in the department of Chicana and Chicano studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named the 2015 Scholar of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. She will receive the award at the association’s annual conference in San Francisco this April.

Dr. Hurtado is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

warren-findley_jannelleJannelle Warren-Findley, who recently retired as an associate professor of history at Arizona State University, has been selected to receive the Robert Kelley Award from the National Council on Public History. She will receive the award in Nashville at the council’s annual meeting in April.

Dr. Warren-FIndley taught at Arizona State University for more than 20 years. She retired in 2014. Dr. Warren-Findley holds a Ph.D. in American studies from George Washington University.

rosiebinghamRosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice from the American Psychological Association. She will receive the award in Toronto this coming August.

Bingham, a graduate of Elmhurst College in Illinois, has been on the staff at the University of Memphis since 1985. Prior to taking on her current role as vice president for student affairs in 2003, she served as assistant vice president for student development.

Amelia-JonesAmelia Jones, who holds the Robert A. Day Chair in Fine Arts and is vice dean of critical studies at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California, will receive the Distinguished Feminist Award at the 103rd Annual College Art Association Conference in New York.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Southern California in 2014, Dr. Jones taught at McGill University in Montreal. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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