2023 Faculty Awards & Fellowships

These are the awards and fellowships for 2023. Click the side menu links to view awards and fellowships from previous years.

Amishi Jha, Professor in the Department of Psychology, was named as a 2024 Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science. 

Amina Gautier, Professor of English (Creative Writing), was appointed the 2023-2024 Women's Chair in Humanistic Studies by the Marquette University Center for the Advancement of the Humanities.

Leslie Knecht, Senior Chemistry Lecturer, was the recipient of the Luis Glaser Mentorship award in 2023.

Yanerys León, a Research Associate Professor with the Department of Psychology, recieved the 2023 ABAI Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Lillian Manzor, professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, was awarded the Provosts Distinguished University Citizen Award.

Logan Connors, Professor and Chair within Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, was an invited professor of Sorbonne Université in Paris.

Annette La Greca, a Psychology professor, Received the outstanding abstract award, society of behavioral medicine, climate change SIG and the lifetime career award, AITANA research, Elche, Spain. Presented at the international congress of clinical and health psychology in children and adolescents.

Yolanda Martinez San-Miguel, Professor in the Department of Modern languages & Literatures, received the (P.I.) Caribbean Women Legacy Project Global Scholar Program.

Carlos Prado, Lecturer with the Art & Art History department, was choosen as a member of International Academy of Ceramics, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Geoff Sutcliffe, professor of Computer Science, Was honored with the 2023 Best Paper Award for the work titled "Solving Modal Logic Problems by Translation to Higher-order Logic," authored by Steen A., Sutcliffe G., Scholl T., Benzmüller C., presented at the 5th International Conference on Logic and Argumentation in Hangzhou, China. Furthermore, he received the prestigious 2023 Thoralf Skolem Award for the enduring impact of his CADE paper, "The TPTP Problem Library," co-authored by Sutcliffe G., Suttner C., Yemenis T., originally presented in 1994 at the 12th International Conference on Automated Deduction in Nancy, France.

Steven Butterman, Professor of Michele Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, was selected as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador for two (2) years.

Patricia Engel, Associate Professor of English, was named the 2023 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, given annually by Longwood University to honor an American writer of merit.

Alexis R. Piquero, Professor of Sociology & Criminology and Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar, invited as a panelist to give testimony to the United States Civil Rights Commission – Racial Disparities in Violent Crime Victimization in the United States (November 17, 2023).

Professor Donald Spivey, Cooper Fellow and Distinguished Professor of History, received a 2023 Atlantic Coast Conference UNITE Award. The UNITE honor individuals affiliated with the league’s member institutions who have made an impact in the areas of racial and social justice.

Dr. Frank J. Penedo, a professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently honored with the ISBM Distinguished Scientist Award, which recognizes his contributions to behavioral medicine.

Cae Joseph-Massena, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, recently received a grant from the American Association of University Women, to support her book project. The AAUW supports and promotes women in academia at all levels.

Mark Rowlands, chair and professor in the Department of Philosophy, was recently elected as Centenary Fellow of the Scottish Philosophical Association (SPA). The SPA is a professional association of philosophers promoting the study and teaching of the field in Scotland.

David Kling, Professor, Cooper Fellow, and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Research and Scholarship Award given to University of Miami faculty as part of the Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence and Impact. This award recognizes full-time University faculty who have contributed a single unique, high-impact scholarly contribution to their field or research program. Awardees receive a monetary prize and are recognized at the annual awards reception.

Alejandro Portes, Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar of Arts and Sciences, was elected to a Margaret Olivia Sage (MOS) Senior Scholar Fellowship by the Russell Sage Foundation. The appointment carries a two-month residence at the Foundation in New York. Established in 2015, MOS Scholars are selected by the Foundation's Board of Trustees on the basis of their career accomplishments. While in residence at the Foundation, Scholars pursue their own research and participate in the intellectual activities. They also advise the president and program officers about both new and ongoing research initiatives.

Professor Ira Sheskin in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development was honored with the prestigious 2023 Marshall Sklare Award. This award is the most significant annual recognition bestowed by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) and is given to distinguished scholars in recognition of their significant contributions in this field. The award honors Marshall Sklare, a renowned figure in American Jewish sociology who passed away in 1992. Sklare held the position of Klutznick Family Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Sociology at Brandeis University.

Anne J. Cruz, Emerita Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, was recently awarded the Enrique Anderson Imbert National Award (or National Award of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language). The award is given to scholars who contribute to the study of the Spanish language and culture in the U.S.

Dr. Burjor K Captain, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was awarded this year's Outstanding Teaching Award from the faculty senate. The Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching by a faculty member with a substantial education record at the University. 

Dr. Jennifer S. Durocher, a clinical associate professor of Psychology and Pediatrics and a director for UM-NSU CARD (University of Miami Center for Autism & Related Disabilities), received the 2023 In the Company of Women Award for the Education and Research category. The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, give the award.

Julia Dallman, Associate Professor of Biology, received the Provost Teaching Award for Collaborative Teaching, 2023This award recognizes exceptional teaching by faculty across fields who engage our students in grappling with issues that transcend the narrow confines of the academy.

Louis Herns Marcelin, professor of Anthropology, received the Provost Teaching Award for Collaborative Teaching, 2023. This award recognizes exceptional teaching by faculty across fields who engage our students in grappling with issues that transcend the narrow confines of the academy.

Robin Faith Bachin, Associate Professor of History, recieved the Provost Teaching Award for Experential Learning, 2023. This award recorgnizes exceptional teaching by a faculty member who demonstrates an abiding commitment to students' learning inside and outside the classroom. 

Robin Bachin, Associate Professor of History, received the Provost Teaching Award for Collaborative Teaching, 2023. This award recognizes exceptional teaching by faculty across fields who engage our students in grappling with issues that transcend the narrow confines of the academy