A Trio of Academic Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

guthman-julieJulie Guthman, professor of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, received the 2015 Excellence in Research Award from the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. Professor Guthman is the author of Agrarian Dreams, the Paradox of Organic Farming in California (University of California Press, 2004) and Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism (University of California Press, 2011).

Professor Guthman earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Berkeley.

JackThe Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas has created an award to honoring Nancy Jack, who is retiring from her faculty post after 15 years. The Nancy Jack Award for Equine Excellence will be given to the graduating senior in the equine program with the highest grade point average.

Dr. Jack is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in animal nutrition at New Mexico State University.

shanklin-smCarol Shanklin, professor of hospitality management and dietetics and dean of the Graduate School at Kansas State University, has been selected to receive the 2015 Excellence in Practice Dietetic Research Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Professor Shanklin will be honored at a conference in Nashville this October.

Professor Shanklin joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 1990. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in home economics and food systems administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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