Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

ShobackDolores M. Shoback, a professor of endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, has been selected to receive the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award from The Endocrine Society. Dr. Shoback will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in Boston next April.

Dr. Shoback’s research focuses on the pathogenesis and management of parathyroid and metabolic bone disorders. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

winklefoosNatalie Winklefoos, the Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Oberlin College in Ohio, was named a 2015 Athletic Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators. She joined the staff at Oberlin College in 2005 and was promoted to her current post in 2012.

Winklefoos is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration and student personnel from Kent State University in Ohio.

Farmer-Lesley3Lesley Farmer, a professor of educational technology and media leadership at California State University, Long Beach, recently received the 2015 Librarian Recognition Award from the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association. She received the award at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Professor Farmer earned a master of library and information science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a doctorate in adult education from Temple University in Philadelphia.

petersenThe first new residence hall at the University of Iowa in more than 40 years has been named in honor of Mary Louise Petersen. The new dormitory will house 500 students this fall.

Peterson is a summa cum laude graduate of the university’s College of Education. She was president of her class and led the chapter of the American Association of University Women. She was named to the university’s board of regents in 1969 and served as chair from 1973 to 1981. Peterson is the former chair of the board of directors of the Association of Governing Boards for Colleges and Universities and was an adviser to the National Association of College and University Business Officers. In 1997, she donated her papers to the Iowa Women’s Archives of the University of Iowa Libraries.

WrightDawn J. Wright, a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and chief scientist at the Environmental Systems Research Institute in Redlands, California, has been selected to receive the Randolph W. and Cecile T. Bromery Award for the Minorities from the Geological Society of America. Dr. Wright will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in Baltimore this coming November.

Dr. Wright is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois. She holds a master’s degree in oceanography from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in physical geography and marine geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

carolyn for web pageCarolyn R. Bertozzi, professor of chemistry at Stanford University, received a 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award includes a medal and a $20,000 prize. She was honored for “transformative discoveries in the chemistry and biology of complex carbohydrates.”

Professor Bertozzi joined the Stanford faculty this year after teaching at the University of California, Berkeley for 18 years. She is a graduate of Harvard University and earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.

HealdColette Heald, the Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received the James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysics Union.

Dr. Heald joined the faculty at MIT in 2012 after teaching for four years at Colorado State University. She holds a Ph.D. in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University.

Roslin-Growe-webRoslin Growe, a professor of educational foundations and leadership at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, received the 2015 Dr. Frank T. Hawkins Distinguished Scholar Award from the Research Association of Minority Professors.

Dr. Growe holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She earned a master of library and information science degree from the University of Mississippi and a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Mississippi State University.

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