Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

carlsonSandra J. Carlson, professor of paleobiology in the department of Earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Davis, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Encourage Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists. The award is one of three given by the association to individuals who have advanced the participation of women in the geosciences.

Professor Carlson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

patricia_davidsonPatricia Davidson, dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, received the 2016 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers from the Australian Museum. She is the first nurse to win the award. The museum noted that Dr. Davidson “creates an inclusive and safe learning environment for researchers to develop as scholars, and has continued to mentor and work collaboratively with many of her students once they have established their own research careers.”

Dr. Davidson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wollongong in Australia. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

OsirimMary Osirim, provost and professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, has received the 2017 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award from Sociologists for Women in Society. Professor Osirim is the author of Women in Urban Zimbabwe: Gender, Microbusiness and Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2009).

Dr. Osirim has taught a Bryn Mawr College since 1986. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. She also earned a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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