2020 Faculty Awards and Fellowships

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Marvin Dawkins, Professor of the Department of Sociology, is the recipient of this year’s James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award from the Faculty Senate.


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


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."


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.


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


Martin Nesvig, Professor of History, was the recipient of an Honorable Mention, 2020 Howard F. Cline Prize, Latin American Studies Association. 


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


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.