Prestigious Honors for Three Women Academics

julia-cohenJulia Phillips Cohen, associate professor of Jewish studies and history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has received the 2015 Jordan Schnitzer Award in Modern Jewish History from the Association of Jewish Studies in New York City. She was honored for her book Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she majored in Spanish and history. She holds a Ph.D. in modern Jewish history from Stanford University.

jill_fraleyJill Fraley, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, was named the winner of the 2016 Scholarly Paper Competition from the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Fraley was honored for her paper “An Unwritten History of Waste Law.” She will present the paper at the association’s conference in New York City in January.

Professor Fraley is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in history and religious studies. She earned law degrees at Duke University and Yale Law School.

kress_victoriaVicki Kress, a professor of counseling and director of the Community Counseling Clinic at Youngstown State University in Ohio, received the Robert O. Stripling Award for Excellence in Standards from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Professor Kress joined the faculty at Youngstown State in 2001. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, where she double majored in psychology and sociology. Dr. Kress earned a master’s degree in community counseling and a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Akron in Ohio.

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