Faculty Honors 2016
LAS professors bring honor and recognition to the college.
Martin F. Manalansan IV, associate professor of Asian American Studies and Anthropology, has been awarded the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award by the Minority Scholars' Committee of the American Studies Association. It recognizes a scholar who demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring underrepresented faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and/or college, university or high-school students.
Fritz Drasgow, a professor of psychology and the dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, won the 2016 Distinguished Career Award from the Academy of Management (AOM). The award is given to scholars with a clear record of excellence.
Jeffrey Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the American Chemical Society Edward Leete Award, which recognizes his outstanding contributions to teaching and research in organic chemistry.
Kenneth Suslick, the Marvin T. Schmidt Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, won the Chemistry Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Award for emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences.
The International Society for Photosynthesis Research recognized Andrew Leakey with the Calvin-Benson Award. It's an early career prize for photosynthesis research. Leakey is an associate professor in the Department of Plant Biology.
Mei-Po Kwan, professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, won the Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Health and Medical Geography specialty group of the American Association of Geographers. This prestigious award recognizes her outstanding record of research and teaching on health and medical geography, leadership in this area, and service to the field.
WaÏl S. Hassan was named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. He's researching, "Arab Brazil: Literature, Culture, and Orientalism in the Racial Democracy." Hassan is a professor of French and Italian, and affiliated with the Center for African Studies,Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Global Studies, and English.
Four LAS faculty members received the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship for early-career scientists from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They include Elena Fuchs of mathematics, Kami Hull of chemistry, Joaquín Rodríguez-López of chemistry, and Yue Shen of astronomy.
David W. Flaherty, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a 2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research proposal, "Molecular Understanding and Catalyst Design for the Direct Synthesis of H2O2." The National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program's CAREER Awards are prestigious and competitive awards given to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar.