Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Marina Hendricks, assistant professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at South Dakota State University, has received the top faculty research paper award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Scholastic Journalism Division. She was honored for her paper, “In Their Own Words and Experiences: Journalistic Roles of High School Journalists.” Her research focused on journalistic roles, something that was often “studied on the professional level, but not for student journalists, especially on the high school level,” she stated. Dr. Hendricks holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marshall University in West Virginia, a master’s degree in journalism education from Kent State University in Ohio, and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Harriet Flower, the Andrew Fleming West Professor in Classics at Princeton University in New Jersey, is one of three recipients of the 2018 Goodwin Award from the Society for Classical Studies for her book The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner (Princeton University Press, 2017). The awards honor outstanding contributions to classical scholarship published by a member of the society during the last three years. Dr. Flower holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in classics from Oxford University in England and a Ph.D. in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jillian Turanovic, an assistant professor of criminology at Florida State University, has received the 2018 Development & Life-Course Criminology Early Career Award from the American Society of Criminology. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field within four years of receiving their doctoral degree. Dr. Turanovic holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in criminology and criminal justice from Arizona State University.

Nina Hagel, a lecturer in politics and a Mellon Diversity and Faculty Renewal Postdoctoral Fellow at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, has received the Susan Okin-Iris Young Award for Best Paper in Feminist Theory from the American Political Science Association. Her award-winning paper, “Alternative Authenticities: Thinking Transgender Without Essence,” examines young transgender individuals and how they talk about their gender identities. Dr. Hagel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, an assistant professor of tri-college linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the 2018 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The award is sponsored by the Swearer Center at Brown University in partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. It honors pre-tenure or early career faculty who connect their teaching, research, and service to community engagement. Dr. Lillehaugen holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ruth Baltus, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, is the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, sponsored by the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award recognizes individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry and promoted their professional development. Dr. Baltus holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Kesha Morant Williams, associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Pennsylvania State University Berks, is the recipient of the 2018 Rex Crawley Service Award from the African American Communication and Culture Division/Black Caucus of the National Communication Association. She is recognized for the work she has done as part of the collaborative effort between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph and for other service initiatives she completed with her students in the community. Dr. Morant Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in humanities from Penn State, and a Ph.D. in communication and culture from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Jill Morawski, Wilbur Fisk Osborne Professor and professor of psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, has won two awards for her contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychology. She received the American Psychological Association Division 24 Award for Distinguished Theoretical and Philosophical Contributions to Psychology. She also received the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Joseph B. Glitter Award. Dr. Morawski holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Nina M. Scott, professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been honored with the 2018 Victoria Urbano Prize from the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies for her academic achievement and mentoring. She was honored at the association’s annual meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Scott served on the faculty for 34 years, including eight years as her department’s graduate advisor, before retiring in 2002.

Rachel Dutton, an assistant professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, has received a 2018 National Health Institute Director’s New Innovator Award. She is recognized for her research that focuses on cheese as a model system to investigate the basic biology of microbiomes. Dr. Dutton holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from Harvard University.

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