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DEPARTMENTS

Honors & Achievements

Charles Elson, the Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, has been recognized in the Ethisphere Institute's 2011 "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics," a collection of individuals who had a significant impact in business ethics over the last year.

Lynnette Overby, professor of theatre and director of the Undergraduate Research Program, has been selected as one of 10 dance educators and 40 arts educators nationwide to serve on the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, helping to guide curriculum designers, teacher training programs and policy makers in arts education.

Thomas Kaminski, professor of kinesiology and applied physiology, has received the Presidential Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, recognizing individuals whose efforts and commitment demonstrate and maintain the ideals of the association and the athletic training profession.

Kristi L. Kiick, AS89, professor of materials science and engineering and deputy dean of the College of Engineering, has been selected to join the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, an appointment that distinguishes her as a leader in the medical and bioengineering community.

Delphis F. Levia, associate professor of geography, who has a secondary appointment in plant and soil sciences, received a Humboldt Research Fellowship to work in Jena, Germany, for eight months, examining the effects of tree-damaging insects on forests and the water that flows through them.

George Hadjipanayis, who is Richard B. Murray Professor of Physics and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 by the IEEE Magnetics Society, which cited his international reputation in the field of magnetic materials. He will travel worldwide to speak to scientific audiences. 

Marsha Dickson, professor of fashion and apparel studies, who is internationally regarded for her research on social responsibility and sustainability in the apparel industry, was named the 2011 Distinguished Scholar by the International Textile and Apparel Association for her "continuous and valuable contributions to scholarship in the field." Also at the association's annual conference, Prof. Jo Kallal received the 2011 Lectra Outstanding Faculty Designer Award for her design, "Roiling Waters," which includes a trip to Paris to attend Premiere Vision, the world's leading fabric trade show.

George Luther, the Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Oceanography, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which selected him for "distinguished service in applications of electrochemistry to elucidate biogeochemical processes in marine environments and towards defining element speciation in marine waters and sediments."

Chunmei Chen, a doctoral student in plant and soil sciences, received the Dixon Award from the Soil Science Society of America for the best graduate student presentation in soil mineralogy for her research on the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory.

Martha Carothers, professor of art, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to the Fulbright Hong Kong General Education Project during the 2011-2012 academic year, where she will assist colleagues in Hong Kong universities to strengthen general education in the final year of preparation for their four-year curriculum transition. 

Stephen C. Goodwin, associate professor of behavioral health and nutrition, was named a fellow of the American School Health Association, which credited him with "work[ing] tirelessly to promote good health in Delaware," most notably by working with state education officials on physical education standards.

Nancy Guerra, professor of psychology and associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences, who is internationally known for her scholarship on social-cognitive predictors of aggression in children, spoke to Congress about her research on bullying at a September briefing on "Raising Healthy Children: Recent Evidence From Developmental Science." 

Lian-Ping Wang, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, in recognition of his pioneering research on the theory and computation of turbulent particle-laden flows and their application to engineering and environmental processes.

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering and interim dean of the College of Engineering, who is noted for his contributions to advances in process systems, process engineering practice and systems engineering education, is among the National Academy of Engineering's 66 new members and 10 foreign associates.

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