Honors & Achievements
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy, who has spent the past two decades developing evidence-based approaches to the rehabilitation of knee injuries, has received a prestigious MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award from the National Institutes of Health, which will provide her with up to 10 years of funding for her research.
Carrie Parry, a student in the graduate certificate program in fashion and apparel studies, recently won the Green Fashion Competition at Amsterdam International Fashion Week, where she was selected from hundreds of designers around the world based on the designs and business strategy in her fashion line, which she launched last year using information she learned in her UD courses.
Frank B. Murray, H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education and the founding president of the national Teacher Education Accreditation Council, was recognized by the organization with a Festschrift, a book honoring an academic's lifelong achievements.
Darrin Pochan, professor of materials science and engineering, whose expertise is in developing new nanostructures and functional materials through the assembly of soft materials like polymers and proteins, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Matthew J. Oliver, assistant professor of oceanography, whose research combines remote sensing with on-the-ground field research to understand complex ocean dynamics, has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them among the next generation of scientific leaders.
Charles (Buz) Swanik, associate professor of kinesiology and applied physiology who is known for his research on the neuro-mechanical relationship between brain function and joint stability, has been named a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers Association in recognition of his professional achievements.
Chin-Pao Huang, Donald C. Phillips Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an internationally recognized leader in environmental physical chemistry, received the 2012 Gordon Maskew Fair Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers in recognition of contributions to environmental engineering.
William Browning, professor of theatre, has been named a fellow of the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology, a lifetime achievement honor awarded to just 2.5 percent of the institute's members.
Rob Palkovitz, professor of human development and family studies and a Salzburg Global Fellow, attended a six-day summit in Salzburg, Austria, in April, designed to improve health care around the world by addressing the critical gap between knowledge of interventions that improve population health and the care actually provided.
Christopher Meehan, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on geothermal energy in Finland, where there is a significant national focus on renewable energy technologies.
David M. Stone, professor of art history, has been elected to a three-year renewable term on the board of trustees of the American Academy in Rome, a leading American overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts and humanities.
Margaret L. Andersen, associate provost and Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology, has been presented the Eastern Sociological Society's Merit Award, a career award given to just one person each year, in recognition of her significant scholarship and influence.
Four faculty members have received 2012 Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship grant awards, which recognize artists for the high quality of their work in the visual arts, literature, music, jazz composition and crafts. Xiang Gao, internationally acclaimed violinist and professor of music, received the top honor, the master's fellowship, for "the outstanding quality of his work, his commitment to Delawareans and students, and his international impact"; David Brinley, assistant professor of art, and Marianne Gythfeldt, associate professor of music and faculty clarinetist, each received established professional fellowships; and Mahasveta Barua, adjunct faculty in the Department of English, received an emerging professional fellowship.
Cathy Matson, professor of history, has been appointed to the executive council of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies in Philadelphia, where she also is a member of the editorial board of Early American Studies.