Five Women Academic Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

HakaSusan F. Haka, the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and senior associate dean in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, has received the 2016 Lifetime Contribution Award from the American Accounting Association. She is a past president of the American Accounting Association and the co-author of Financial and Managerial Accounting: A Basis for Business Decisions (McGraw Hill, 2002).

Dr. Haka holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

freedmanWendy Freedman, the John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in the department of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, received the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics from the American Astronomical Society. She is an expert on dark matter and her research focuses on measuring the expansion of the universe. Dr. Freedman joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2014.

Professor Freedman received bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Toronto.

KraussRosalind Epstein Krauss, University Professor in the department of art history and archaeology at Columbia University in New York City, has been selected to receive the 2016 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art from the College Art Association. Professor Krauss will be honored at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in February.

Dr. Krauss is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She earned a Ph.D. in art history at Harvard University.

mcguireSaundra Yancy McGuire, director emerita of the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, has been selected to receive the Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for Advancement of Science. Dr. McGuire also served as a professor of chemistry and assistant vice chancellor at LSU. During her tenure, she mentored 32 African American doctoral students in STEM disciplines.

Professor McGuire is a magna cum laude graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a master’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a Ph.D. in chemical education from the University of Tennessee.

blair.lede_Carol Blair, professor emerita in the department of microbiology, immunology, and pathology at Colorado State University, received the Richard M. Taylor Award from the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The award, given out once every three years, honors outstanding achievement in the field of arbovirology. She is the first woman to earn the award.

Dr. Blair is a graduate of the University of Utah. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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