Notable Honors or Awards for Three Women Scholars

Paula A. Johnson, President of Wellesley College in Massachusetts has received the 2018 Social Justice Award from Eastern Bank. The award recognizes community leaders who have achieved outstanding impact in addressing social justice issues. Dr. Johnson is honored for contributions to advancing, promoting, and defending women’s education, health, and well-being.

Dr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree, a master of public health degree, and a medical doctorate all from Harvard University.

Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, has received the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education. The award honors individuals with exemplary careers that demonstrate outstanding contributions to the legal academy and the legal profession through their teaching, service, and scholarship. Chancellor Haddon will receive the award during the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans on January 4, 2019.

Haddon holds a juris doctorate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a master of laws degree from Yale Law School.

Jill Portnoy, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, has received an Early Career Award from the American Society of Criminology. The award honors an individual who, within four years of receiving a Ph.D., makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge on developmental and life-course criminology.

Dr. Portnoy holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and Hispanic studies and a Ph.D. in criminology both from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a master’s degree in criminological research from the University of Cambridge in England.

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