2020 Faculty Awards and Fellowships

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Orlando Acevedo, Chair of the South Florida Section of the American Chemical Society

Orlando Acevedo, 2020 American Chemical Society Chemistry Luminary Award for events of the South Florida Section of the Society

Ivan Albrecht, Juror's Choice Award, 12th Annual International Competition, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana (USA)

Ivan Albrecht,2020 Finalist for the International Competition of the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale.

Susanna Allés Torrent, Awarded 2020 Text Encoding Initiative, Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity, Special 2020 TEI Community Prize for the Project Text Technologies Hub. École Française De Rome, Chercheur Résident.

Chrissy Arce, Received Quality Enhancement Plan Award.

Robin Bachin, Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History and the Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement, received a 2020 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. Dr. Bachin also received the following grants: U-LINK Social Equity Grant, Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Grant, Andrew W. Mellon CREATE Grant, and a JPMorgan Chase Grant.

Sierra Bainter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, received a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development (K01) Award from NIMH.

Brian Blankenship, Received the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, 2020-2021

Stephen Cantrell, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Mathematics received the James W. McLamore Award.

Nico Cappelluti, Assistant Professor of Physics, was nominated to represent the University of Miami for the 2021 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists internal Limited Submission Competition. The approved disciplinary category is Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Richard Chappell, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities.

Sumita Chatterjee, Lecturer of History, received a Mellon CREATE grant and is part of a UM interdisciplinary faculty team that received the U-Link Racial Equity grant for 2020-21.

Christina Civantos, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities.

Logan Connors, Selected by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Collegium De Lyon for Research Project; The Military-theatrical Complex of the Francophone World, 1715-1815

Cali Curley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was selected as the winner of the 4th Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge. The Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge is co-sponsored by NASPAA and Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Viviana Diaz Balsera, Awarded A&S Cooper Fellowship

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Elected President, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Outstanding Professional in Miami-Dade County (UM-NSU CARD, Fall 2020)

Ken Feeley, Associate Professor of Biology, received the UM Faculty Mentor of the Year.

John Funchion, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities

M. Evelina Galang was Zalaznick Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell University in Spring 2020.

Mauro Galetti, Top 1% most cited researchers in ecology and environment (Clarivate Analytics)

Michelle Wachs Galloway, Received The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from the Faculty Senate

Pamela Geller, Received The 2020 Public Voices Fellowship, The OpEd Project, Project: The Archaeology of Plastics

Arthur Gleason, Received The Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation

Krista Goff, Assistant Professor of History, received an Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies First Book Subvention Award. Dr. Goff also received US-Russia Foundation funding for a project titled, "Building a More Inclusive Future: Diversifying the Field of Russian and Slavic Studies."

Tom Goodman is Executive Director of the New Chaucer Society as well as president of TEAMS: Teaching Association for Medieval Studies

Richard Grant, Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Scholar Award for Scholarship on Sub-Saharan Africa.  Association of American Geographers

Karl Gunther, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities.

Susan Haack, Awarded The Premio Internacional de Cultura Juridica by the Catedral de Cultura Jurídica at the University of Girona, Spain.

Stephen Halsey, Received The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship Award in Munich, Germany.

Pamela Hammons, Awarded A&S Cooper Fellowship.

Louis Herns Marcelin, Received The Future of Democracy Residency Award, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa, February-June 2020.

Scott Heerman, Awarded a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities.

Carl Hoff, Alumnus of the Year in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City

Gail Ironson, Elected President, American Psychosomatic Society

Olga Korotkova, Professor of Physics, was elected as a 2021 Fellow to the Optical Society of America. Dr. Korotkova was also appointed a Cooper Fellow.

Annette LaGreca, Elected President, Society of Clinical Psychology, APA Division 12

Nicole Leeper Piquero, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Outstanding Mentor Award

Nicole Leeper Piquero, Elected as Co-chair of the Division of White-collar & Corporate Crime (DWCC) of the American Society of Criminology (2020).

Deb Lieberman, Elected Fellow, Society of Personality and Social Psychology

Mary Lindemann, Elected President of the American Historical Association.

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Phi Beta Kappa/Frank M. Updike Memorial Scholar (for work in the Humanities addressing intercultural relations). Phi Beta Kappa society, 2020-2021.

Roger McIntosh, 2020 Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Early-stage Investigator Fellowship Award.

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities.

Rafael Nepomechie, Professor of Physics, was awarded a 3-year term as a Fulbright Specialist.

Rafael Nepomechie, IBM Advanced Badge for Completing the IBM Quantum Challenge (2020).

Martin Nesvig, Professor of History, is the winner of the 2020 Howard Cline Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association for his book, Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain (University of Texas Press, 2018).

Kathryn Nowotny, Assistant Professor of Sociology, was elected Division Chair of the Drinking & Drugs Division by the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Gema Perez Sanchez, A Quality Enhancement Plan award (2020).

Alexis Piquero, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

Alejandro Portes, Research Professor of Sociology, was elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society. Dr. Portes also received a Doctorate, honoris causa, from the University of Alicante, Spain.

Dominique Reill, Awarded Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute --October 2020-April 2021.

Guido Ruggiero, Professor of History, has been awarded the Society for Italian Historical Studies Senior Scholar Citation for 2020. This award is given annually to a scholar for their "field-defining contributions" to Italian studies over the course of a career.2

Patricia Saunders, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities.

Mihoko Suzuki, David Walker Memorial Fellowship in Early Modern History at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, England

Mihoko Suzuki, Awarded the Paul Oscar Kristeller Fellowship from the Renaissance Society of America

Mihoko Suzuki, Received the Provost’s Funding Award

Saneya Tawfik, Elected President, Association of Psychology Training Clinics

Kiara Timpano, Selected Visiting Scholar 2020, University New South Wales.

John Twichell, Received the 2020 American Political Science Association Michael Brintnall Teaching and Learning Award.

Ashli White, Received an ACLS Fellowship

Helen Yetter-Chappell, Received a Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities