Four Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Jane Liu, an assistant professor of chemistry at Pomona College in Claremont, California, received the 2016 Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award will include $60,000 for Dr. Liu’s research in ribonucleic acids.

Dr. Liu joined the faculty at Pomona College in 2012. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in biochemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University.

Katherine Krzys, archivist at the Archives and Special Collections Unit of Arizona State University Libraries, was awarded the Corey Medallion from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. She also received the Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.

In 1985, Krzys  was the founding curator of the Child Drama Collection at Arizona State. Over the years, Krzys has overseen the digitization of the world’s largest repository of materials on the international history of theater for youth.

jensenHanna Jenson, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, received the 2016 Ingegerd and Viking Olov Björk Scholarship for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research from the Scandinavian Association for Thoracic Surgery. The award is the association’s highest honor. The association stated that Dr. Jensen is receiving the honor “for her integration of engineering-style problem solving and technology development in translational cardiothoracic research.”

Dr. Jensen earned a medical degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Oulu in her native Finland.

dianaDiana Bilimoria, the KeyBank  Professor and chair of the department of organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, received the Janet Chusmir Service Award from the Academy of Management. The award recognizes lifetime achievement for outstanding contributions to the Gender and Diversity Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Bilimoria holds bachelor’ and master’s degrees from the University of Bombay in India. She earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Michigan.

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