Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Tiana Clark, who is a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. As a result, her first poetry collection – I Can’t Talk About the Tress Without the Blood – will be published by the press later this year.

Clark is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she majored in Africana studies and women’s studies. She holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Vanderbilt University. She will join the faculty at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville this fall.

Emily A. Carter, the Gehard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. She was recognized for “pioneering development of orbital-free density functional, embedded correlation wave function, and efficient multireference wave function theories, applied to diverse sustainable energy phenomena and material design.”

Professor Carter joined the Princeton faculty in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

R.S. Zaharna, a professor of communication and director of the Global Media Program at American University in Washington, D.C., has been selected to receive the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Communication Division of the International Studies Association. She is the author or editor of several books including Battles to Bridges: US Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy After 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Professor Zaharna is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She holds a master’s degree in communication and an educational doctorate from Columbia University in New York City.

Ellen Driscoll, director of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has been selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center.

Professor Driscoll has taught at Bard College since 2013. From 1992 to 2013, she served on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design.