Faculty Honors 2016-2017

The 2017 CLAS Faculty Honors Celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum.

The College will recognize the accomplishments of the faculty members listed below who garnered major collegiate and university honors, as well as significant national and international distinctions, during the 2016-2017 academic year.

College and University Honors

Robert V. Hogg Professor
Kung-Sik Chan, Statistics & Actuarial Science

M.F. Carpenter Professor in English
John D'Agata, English  

Collegiate Fellow
Bernd Fritzsch, Biology 

F. Wendell Miller Professor
Sara Mitchell, Political Science     

Collegiate Scholar
Monica Correia, Art & Art History       
David Cunning, Philosophy       

Dean's Scholar
Roxanna Curto, French & Italian and Spanish & Portuguese
Horacio Castellanos Moya, Spanish & Portuguese   
Ionut Chifan, Mathematics     

Dean's Distinguished Lecturer
Daniel Matheson, Health & Human Physiology   

CLAS Outstanding Outreach and Public Engagement Award
Tong Li, Mathematics
Elizabeth Stone, Chemistry

Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank Faculty Scholarship
Maria José Barbosa, Spanish & Portuguese
James Giblin, History
Jennifer Sessions, History

International Engagement Teaching Award
Meena Khandelwal, Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies and Anthropology 

Collegiate Teaching Award
Rebecca Blair, Rhetoric     
Ronald McMullen
, Political Science 
Tyler Priest, History and Geographical & Sustainability Sciences 
R. Eric Stone, Theatre Arts     
Stephen Voyce
, English   
Joshua Weiner, Biology

Regents Award for Faculty Excellence
Ruth Bentler, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Colin Gordon, History
Jodie Plumert, Psychological & Brain Sciences   

President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence
Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Journalism & Mass Communication  
Russell Larsen, Chemistry    

May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship, Office of the Provost
Kathleen Newman, Spanish & Portuguese   

Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence, Office of the Provost
Richard Fumerton, Philosophy  

Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Humanities Research Award, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Jennifer Sessions, History               

Early Career Scholar of the Year Award, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Scott Baalrud, Physics & Astronomy                                                           

Diversity Catalyst Award, Chief Diversity Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Lan Samantha Chang, Creative Writing   
Michael Hill, English and African American Studies                                       

Honors Teaching Award, University Honors Program
Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Art & Art History and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies                                                                  

Honors Thesis Mentor Award, University Honors Program
Andrew High, Communication Studies                   

Lane Davis Award for Honors Team-Teaching, University Honors Program
James Tamerius, Geographical & Sustainability Sciences                                             

Honors Scholar Advocate Award, University Honors Program
Frederick Skiff, Physics & Astronomy     

Marion L. Huit Award, University Honors Program
Vicki Hesli Claypool, Political Science (emerita)           

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advocate Award, University of Iowa Veterans Association
Scott Daly, Chemistry                    

Elected Fellow in Scholarly Association

President-Elect and President, American Society of Criminology
Karen Heimer, Sociology

Disciplinary and Professional Honors

Recognition Award (Service to Sport History), North American Society for Sport History
Susan Birrell, American Studies            

Elizabeth Kolmer Award for Teaching and Mentoring, Mid-America American Studies Association
Lauren Rabinovitz, American Studies            

Honorary Professorship, University of Parma, Società di Medicina e Scienze Naturali di Universita di Parma
Richard Tyler, Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Keele Award, American Forensic Association
David Hingstman, Communication Studies

Ocean Discovery Lecture Series Lecturer, International Ocean Discovery Program, U.S. Science Support Program
Mark Reagan, Earth & Environmental Sciences     

Academic Leadership Program Fellow, Big Ten Academic Alliance
Lena Hill, English and African American Studies                            

Honorary Membership, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, Harvard College
Robyn Schiff, English                              

Visiting Professorship, The Leverhulme Trust
Garrett Stewart, English                              

Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kathleen Janz, Health & Human Physiology     

Distinguished Lectureship Program, Organization of American History
Landon Storrs, History                               

Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication as a Paper Reviewer, Critical & Cultural Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Daniel Berkowitz, Journalism & Mass Communication    

Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern Iowa Chapter
Jenifer Vick, Journalism & Mass Communication    

Simons Visiting Professor, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Raúl Curto, Mathematics                    

Distinguished Composer of the Year, Music Teachers National Association
David Gompper, Music                                 

Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Miami Department of Psychology
Susan Lutgendorf, Psychological & Brain Sciences           

SAGE Young Scholars Award, Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology
Andrew Todd, Psychological & Brain Sciences           

Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes académiques, French Ministry of Education
Raymond Mentzer, Religious Studies            

Honorary Doctoral Degree from University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Elias Shiu, Statistics & Actuarial Science                                                          

Research Honors

President's Award, Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
Stephen Wieting, Sociology (emeritus)

Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities
Katina Lillios, Anthropology                  

Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation
Scott Daly, Chemistry                         

Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation
Scott Shaw, Chemistry                        

Winter Shakers Residency, The Millay Colony for the Arts
Jason Livingston, Cinematic Arts                 

New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science Award, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
William Barnhart, Earth & Environmental Sciences         

Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement Fellow, Duke University
Keisha Blain, History                               

William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Keisha Blain, History                               

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, American Association of University Women
Keisha Blain, History                               

Fulbright Visiting Professorship, Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Michaela Hoenicke Moore, History          

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Henry Luce Foundation\American Council of Learned Societies Program in China Studies
Matthew Noellert, History                               

Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study)
H. Glenn Penny, History

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, Commission for Educational Exchange Between Uruguay and the United States, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Katherine Tachau, History                               

Venetian Program Grant, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Christine Getz, Music                                 

Early Career Research Program Award, U.S. Department of Energy
Scott Baalrud, Physics & Astronomy     

Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation
Scott Baalrud, Physics & Astronomy     

Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, NASA
Jasper Halekas, Physics & Astronomy    

Group Achievement Award (to MAVEN Science Team), NASA
Jasper Halekas, Physics & Astronomy     

Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics
Gregory Howes, Physics & Astronomy     

Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology Award, Society for Psychophysiological Research
Jan Wessel, Psychological & Brain Sciences and Neurology

Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, Louisville Institute
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Religious Studies and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies                 

Short-term Research Fellowship, The Huntington Library
Adriana Méndez rodenas, Spanish & Portuguese   

H. Earle Johnson Publication Subvention, Society for American Music
Marian Wilson Kimber, Music                  

Publication Subvention, American Musicological Society
Marian Wilson Kimber, Music

Publication Subvention, American Musicological Society
Nathan Platte, Music

Publication and Creative Awards

Susan Greenberg Prize for Best Research Paper, International Association for Literary Journalism Studies conference
David Dowling, Journalism & Mass Communication    

Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize
Marilynne Robinson, Creative Writing (emerita)

Top Paper Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, Western Communication Association
Rachel McLaren, Communication Studies        

Best Paper Award, Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design conference
Cesare Tinelli, Computer Science          

Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction, University of Alabama
Patricia Foster, English                              

Best Books of Poetry in 2016, The New Yorker
Robyn Schiff, English                              

Best Research Paper, African Journalism Studies Journal, International Communication Division of The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Brian Ekdale, Journalism & Mass Communication    

Best Journal Article Award, State Politics and Policy Section, American Political Science Association
Frederick Boehmke, Political Science              

Best Journal Article Award, State Politics and Policy Section, American Political Science Association
Tracy Osborn, Political Science              

Best Paper Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, American Sociological Association
Ion Bogdan Vasi, Sociology                         

Best Paper Award, Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the American Sociological Association
Ion Bogdan Vasi, Sociology                         

Artistic Specialization in Media Design Award, ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence
Dan Fine, Theatre Arts and Dance