Notable Honors and Awards for Four Women in Higher Education

Nicky-PhearWNicky Phear, an instructor of climate change studies at the University of Montana has been selected to receive the 2016 Clean Energy and Empowerment Education Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award recognizes Dr. Phear’s leadership in education about clean energy and for mentoring students in the field. She will receive the award at the Women in Clean Energy Symposium at Stanford University on May 31.

Dr. Phear is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in sustainability education from Prescott College in Arizona.

morrisonMaryLargeMary Morrison, an assistant professor and chair of the biology department at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, received the Carol Ann Paul Educator of the Year Award from the national organization, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. Dr. Morrison joined the faculty at Lycoming College in 2004 after teaching at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California.

Dr. Morrison is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City.

SuzanneKaySuzanne Mahlburg Kay, the William and Katherine Snee Professor of Geological Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. Professor Kay was honored for her research on the tectonic and magmatic evolution of the South American continental crust and the Andes Mountains.

Professor Kay is a past president of the Geological Society of America. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

ogataAmy Ogata, a professor of art history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. The award is given to the author of the most distinguished scholarship on the history of architecture from a North American scholar. Professor Ogata was honored for her book Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

Professor Ogata is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in art and archaeology from Princeton University in New Jersey.

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