Four Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Melinda Green, the Ringer Distinguished Professor at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, received the Psychotherapy With Women Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association. She was honored for her research on cardiac arrest for women with eating disorders.

Dr. Green is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University.

Deborah Kent, an associate professor of mathematics at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, received the Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America. The award honors authors of scholarship published in the American Mathematical Monthly, the flagship journal of the Mathematical Association of America.

Dr. Kent earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Virginia. Her current research focuses on mathematical journal publishing in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Jean Bertrand, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences at Clemson University in South Carolina, received the 2017 Distinguished Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

Dr. Betrand earned a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Georgia.

Sandra Petronio, a professor of communications studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association. The award honors a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication. Professor Petronio will be honored at the association’s annual convention in Dallas this November.

Dr. Petronio is a graduate of Stony Brook University in New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication theory and research from the University of Michigan.


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