Six Women Academics Earn Notable Honors or Awards

HoweSarah Howe, the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, has been awarded the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize from the Poetry Book Society. It was the first time that the prize was awarded to an author of a debut collection of poetry.

Howe was honored for her collection Loop of Jade (Random House, 2015), where she examines her British and Chinese heritage.

PatriciaPrecinOTPatricia Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy at the School of Health Sciences of Touro College in New York City, received the Recognition of Achievement Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Precin is the author or editor of several books including Surviving 9/11: Impact and Experiences of Occupational Therapy Practitioners (Routledge, 2004).

Precin is a graduate of Western Michigan University. She holds a second bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in biophysics from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

rabinowitznNancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, a professor of comparative literature at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, has been selected to receive the Lambda Classical Caucus Activism Award from the Society for Classical Studies. She will be presented the award at the society’s convention in San Francisco this June.

Dr. Rabinowitz has been on the faculty at Hamilton College since 1978. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her most recent book is Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World (Routledge, 2015).

NutterSusan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, was named as the recipient of the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award from the Association of College & Research Libraries. She will be honored at the American Library Association’s annual meeting in Orlando this coming June.

Nutter is a graduate of Colby College in Maine, where she majored in American literature. She holds a master of library and information science degree from Simmons College in Boston.

gardnerMary Gardner was named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association. Gardner served for 23 years as the athletics director at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. She retired in 2011.

Gardner earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. There, Gardner was the university first three-time national champion in swimming.

Dixon-Gordon, Katie CROPKatie Dixon-Gordon, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was named as a 2015 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. Her reearch focuses on the role of emotional processes in psychopathology.

Dr. Dixon-Gordon joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 2014. She holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.

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