2017 Faculty Awards and Fellowships

These are the awards and fellowships for the current year. Click the following links to view awards and fellowships from previous years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.


Michael Alessandri, Clinical Professor of Psychology and Executive Director of UM Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD), will be honored at the 2017 Dade County Bar Associate CEO and Corporate Leaders Diamond for “Fostering Inclusion & Diversity” and "Building South Florida Award." Read more.


Michael Bernath, Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for 2017. Read more.


Gregory Bush, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded the Florida Historical Society's Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award​ for his book, White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key. This award is for books relating to Florida's ethnic groups or dealing with a significant social issue from a historical perspective.


Mary Lindemann, Professor and Chair of History, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for 2017. Read more.


Tarell Alvin McCraney, Playwright and Professor of Theatre and Civic Engagement, was an executive producer and writer for Moonlight, which was based on his autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama. Moonlight also won three Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.


Rajeev Prabhakar, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has received a prestigious international fellowship award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to visit six premier universities and institutes in Japan as a visiting professor. He will be visiting University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University, and Hokkaido University to give seminars and establish research collaborations. Read more.


He Wang, Assistant Professor of Physics, is a recipient of the 2017 AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award.