Karen Abbott, Associate Professor of Biology, was named the 2015 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. She also published six peer-reviewed papers and received a Co-PI, NSF-funded collaborative grant to research the role of soil micro-organisms in driving plant species turnover.
Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, received the 2015 ARTneo Admiration Award as well as the Kemper Foundation grant for Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonne. He also published the book John Raimondi: Drawing to Sculpture and had essays featured in two books: “Fire, Breath, and Light: The Glass of Dale Chihuly” (in Chihuly: On Fire) and “The Architectural Drawings of Thomas Jefferson” (in The Private Jefferson: Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society)
Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, served as the Editor in Chief for The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts, Vol 1 & 2.
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy, is the author of Solar Calendar, and Other Ways of Marking Time.
Lauren Calandruccio, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was appointed as Editor for the American Journal of Audiology and to the Board of Trustees for the American Society of Hematology Foundation. She was also awarded Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator grants from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders.
Dan Cohen, Associate Professor of History, appeared as a guest on the public radio program and podcast “Court of Public Opinion: A History of Trial-Watching in America”
Jill Davis, Assistant Professor of Theater, traveled to London to design scenery and costumes for the play CHEZ FEYDEAU, directed by Geoffrey Bullen for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
William Deal, Severance Professor in the History of Religion and Chair of the Department of Cognitive Science, co-authored A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism.
Diana Driscoll, instructor of Physics, was nominated for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.
Linda Ehrlich, Associate Professor of Japanese, is the author of The Girl Who Turns into a Tree.
Mary Erdmans and Timothy Black, Associate Professors of Sociology, won the 2015 Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award from the Association for Humanist Sociology for On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy.
John Flores, Climo Junior Professor and Assistant Professor of History, received the 2015 Richard A. Bloom, M.D., Award for Distinguished Teaching in the SAGES Program
John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History, was featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business article “Lessons from the past can help grow our region’s future.”
David Hammack, Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History, gave a plenary talk for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Actions at its 2015 conference in Chicago.
Walter Lambrecht, Professor of Physics, wrote a chapter titled “Electronic structure of magnetic impurities and defects in semiconductors: a guide to the theoretical models” in Rare Earth and Transition Metal Doping of Semiconductor Materials, 1st Edition. He also co-authored a paper titled “Quasiparticle self-consistent GW calculations of the electronic band structure of bulk and monolayer V2O5.”
Kelly McMann, Associate Professor and Director of the International Studies Program, worked as part of a global research team to complete the Varieties of Democracy dataset, which measures more than 350 indicators of democracy from 1900 to the present for each country of the world. She also received honorable mention for the Ed A Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe for her book Corruption as a last Resort.
Suhaan Mehta, full-time lecturer in the Department of English, received the 2016 Richard A. Bloom, M.D., Award for Distinguished Teaching in the SAGES Program.
Roy Ritzmann, Professor of Biology, received the National Science Foundation 4-year collaborative grant for “Modulatory Role of Central Complex Brain Systems in Context Dependent Predation of Three Mantis Species” in collaboration with Gavin Svensson, Principal Investigator, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Alan Rocke, Distinguished University Professor and Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History, served as the chief historical adviser on the three-part PBS television series “The Mystery of Matter: The Search for the Elements,”
Sandra Russ, Distinguished University Professor and Louis D. Beaumont University Professor of Psychological Sciences, received the 2015 Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology and the Arts from Division 10, American Psychological Association.
Reneé Sentilles, Associate Professor of History, was interviewed about her biography of Adah Isaac Menken, titled Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity, for a Louisiana Anthology Podcast.
Peter Shulman, Associate Professor of History, is the author of Coal and Empire: The Birth of Energy Security in Industrial America. He also received media recognition for his Twitter account (@HistOpinion) after several of his tweets went viral.
Gillian Weiss, Associate Professor of History, was awarded the ACLS Collaborative Grant with art historian Meredith Martin of New York University for an interdisciplinary study: The Sun King at Sea: Maritime Art and Slavery During the Reign of Louis XIV.
Elisabeth Warner, Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, was invited to deliver the Winter 2016 Fejes Tóth Lecture at the University of Calgary. Her lecture is titled, “Best and random approximation of convex bodies by poltyopes.”
Rhonda Williams, Associate Professor of History, led an independent Cleveland Community Police Commission with the aim to reform the department that the U.S. Department of Justice identified as engaging in a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations.