Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

Harper-Ruth-2011Ruth Harper, a professor of counseling and human development at South Dakota State University, received that Danielle Terrance Courage Award from the American College Personnel Association. Professor Harper was honored for her efforts to advance higher education for Native Americans.

Professor Harper is a graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University.

bologniaJean Bolognia, professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine, was honored at the Legacy Celebration of the Women’s Dermatologic Society. Professor Bolognia is a past president of the society, as well as the Medical Dermatology Society, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the American Dermatological Association.

Professor Bolognia is a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned her medical degree at Yale.

Mary Lisa ManningM. Lisa Manning, an associate professor of physics at Syracuse University in New York, has been selected to receive the Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. She will be honored at the International Conference on Statistical Physics in Lyon, France, this July. She is the first woman to earn the award.

Dr. Manning joined the Syracuse University faculty in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she double majored in physics and mathematics. Dr. Manning earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

VanHookJennifer Van Hook, a professor of sociology and demography at Pennsylvania State University, received the Clifford C. Clogg Early Career Achievement Award from the Population Association of America. Professor Van Hook joined the faculty at Penn State in 2007.

Dr. Van Hook is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she majored in sociology and anthropology. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Texas.

Della-Gatta_Carla-webCarla Della Gatta, an assistant professor of critical studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles received the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America in New Orleans.

Dr. Della Gatta was honored for her doctoral dissertation at Northwestern University which was entitled “Shakespeare & Latinidad: The Staging of Intracultural Theater.”

GilbertFaye W. Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi, was named the inaugural Dean of the Year by the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Dean Gilbert was honored at the annual meeting of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in Boston.

Dr. Gilbert holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of North Texas.

Helen_SheehyHelen Sheehy, social sciences librarian at Pennsylvania State University, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 James Bennett Childs Award from the American Library Association.

Sheehy is a graduate of Framingham State University in Massachusetts, where she majored in nutrition. She received a master of library science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

jennifer_freydJennifer Freyd, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is the author or coauthor of several books including Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren’t Being Fooled (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).

Dr. Freyd has taught at the University of Oregon since 1987. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.

VoorhiesBarbara Voorhies, professor emerita of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive the 2016 Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis from the Society for American Archaeology. Professor Voorhies’ research focuses on Meso-American prehistory. She is the author of Coastal Collectors in the Holocene: The Chantuto People of Southwest Mexico (University Press of Florida, 2004).

Professor Voorhies is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University in Massachusetts, where she majored in geology. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University.

navrotskylAlexandra Navrotsky, the Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth, and Environmental Materials Chemistry at the University of California at Davis, has been selected to receive the W. David Kingery Award from the American Ceramic Society.

Professor Navrotsky holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

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