Faculty Honors & Awards '10-'11

Faculty Honors & Awards '10-'11

Danielle Bessett, Sociology
Nominated by the American Sociological Association's Body and Embodiment section for the Best Publication Award for her article, "Negotiating normalization: The perils of producing pregnancy symptoms in prenatal care."

Steve Carlton-Ford, Sociology
Received the 2011 Outstanding Book Award by the Peace, War and Social Conflict section of the American Sociological Association for "The Routledge Handbook of War and Society," with Morten Ender.

Jack Davis, Classics
Was made an honorary citizen of Pylos for his invaluable archaeological contribution to the area.

Erynn Masi de Casanova, Sociology
Awarded the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize from the National Women's Studies Association for her book "Making Up the Difference: Women, Beauty, and Direct Selling in Ecuador."

Arna Poupko Fisher, Judaic Studies
Named one of 10 "Women to Watch" by Jewish Women International.

Charles Ginn, Psychology
Received the University System of Ohio's 2011 Ohio Faculty Innovator Award.

Farrah Jacquez, Psychology
Awarded $5,000 from the Ohio Campus Compact grant "Pay it Forward: Strengthening Communities through Student-Led Philanthropy."

Lewis Owen, Geology
Received the Busk Medal, a prestigious award by the Royal Geographical Society for his field research in paleoenvironmental history and geomorphology in tectonically active areas.

Armando Romero, Romance Languages and Literatures
Received the Concejo de Siero Award in Spain for his novel "Cajambre. O las aventuras de mis tres tíos."

Kevin Shockley, Psychology
Received the 2011 Young Investigator Award by the UC chapter of Sigma Xi—the scientific research society.

Apryll Stalcup, Chemistry
Named Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society.

Larry Wolf, Geography
Won the Association of American Geographers Enhancing Diversity Award.

Faculty Positions of Distinction '10-'11

Bruce Ault, Chemistry
Named a fellow of the American Chemical Society

Steve Carlton-Ford, Sociology
Elected president of the North Central Sociological Association for the 2012-2013 term and will serve as president-elect in 2011-2012.

Joe Caruso, Chemistry
Named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Chuck Groetsch, Mathematical Sciences
Elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Dean of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Named president-elect of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

Lewis Owen, Geology
Appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Himalaya Geology and was elected to Fellowship of the Geological Society of America in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the geosciences.

Tomasz Stepinski, Geography
New Thomas Jefferson Endowed Chair in the Department of Geography thanks to a $20 million gift to the University of Cincinnati to create the Space Exploration Research Fund.

Nikki Taylor, Africana Studies
Received a community professorship to create a formal relationship between the University of Cincinnati and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Peter van Minnen, Classics
Elected to the Comité International of the Association Internationale de Papyrologues.