Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Honors

pakalukCatherine Ruth Pakaluk, an assistant professor of economics and the founder/director of the Stein Center for Social Research at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, has been selected to receive the 2015 Novak Award from the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Novak Award, which comes with a $10,000 prize, honors early-career scholars who have demonstrated “outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology’s connection to human dignity, the importance of limited government, religious liberty, and economic freedom.”

Dr. Pakaluk joined the faculty at Ave Maria University in 2010. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Jane Sojka, Lindner College of BusinessJane Sojka, associate professor of marketing and the director of the Center for Professional Selling and Sales Management at the University of Cincinnati, has been selected for the 2015 Lamb-Hair-McDaniel Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award from the Academy of Marketing Science.

Dr. Sojka is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree from Wichita State University and a Ph.D. in marketing from Washington State University.

jones-anitaThe atrium in the University of Virginia’s Rice Hall has been named in honor of Anita Jones, University Professor Emerita. The honor was made possible by a donation from Leidos (formerly the Science Application International Corporation), where Dr. Jones served on the board of directors.

Professor Jones joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1988 and later served as chair of the department of computer science. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Jamila_StockmanJamila Stockman, assistant professor of medicine and global public health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the Linda E. Saltzman New Investigator Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Futures Without Violence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against women and children.

Dr. Stockman joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego in 2011. She is a graduate of Holy Names University in Oakland, California. Dr. Stockman holds a master of public health degree from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in infectious disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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