Academic Accolades

Kinloch Released New Co-Edited Book

Valerie Kinoch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, has released a new co-edited book: Race, Justice, and Activism in Literacy Instruction.

Imbrenda Wins National Literacy Research Award

Jon-Philip “Jay” Imbrenda, faculty member in the School of Education, is the recipient of the 2019 Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy.

Sotomayor-Miletti Receives International Literary Award

Áurea María Sotomayor-Miletti, professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, won the Casa de las Américas Prize in the essay category.

Solar Project Selected for U.S. DOE Prize

A project led by Paul W. Leu, associate professor of industrial engineering, has been selected for the American-Made Solar Prize.

Booth Honored for Work with Teens

Assistant Professor of Social Work Jaime Booth was awarded the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award from the SSWR.

Adal Receives NEH Grant

Raja Adal, assistant professor in the Department of History, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Bidanda Elected IISE President

Bopaya Bidanda, the Ernest E. Roth Professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering, has been elected president of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Pitt Faculty Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows

Susan Fullerton, Michael Hatridge, and Robin E.C. Lee were recognized for their work by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Derricotte Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Toi Derricotte, professor emerita in the Department of English, is the 2020 recipient of the Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.

Sachdeva Named NEA Fellow in Literature

Anjali Sachdeva, lecturer in the Department of English, was named a Literature Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Palevsky Named President-Elect to Foundation Board

Paul M. Palevsky, professor of medicine and clinical and translational science, was named president-elect of the National Kidney Foundation’s board.

Mitchell Named United States Artists Fellow

Pitt Jazz Studies Director Nicole Mitchell is one of 50 national artists across 10 disciplines to win the award this year.

Bioethics Researchers Elected Fellows to Hastings Center

Lisa S. Parker and Robert M. Arnold are two of 12 newly elected fellows recognized for their outstanding accomplishments informing scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues.

Shertzer Awarded NSF Grant

Allison Shertzer, associate professor in the Department of Economics, has received a three-year, $607,000 National Science Foundation grant to examine the evolution of real estate values and the standard of living in the U.S.

Coutanche Named Rising Star by APS

Marc Coutanche, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and research scientist at the LRDC has been named an Association for Psychological Science Rising Star.

Hanson Wins American Psychological Foundation Award

Jamie Hanson, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and research scientist at the LRDC received the 2019 American Psychological Foundation Robert L. Fantz Memorial Award.

SOE Wins Gates Foundation Grant

The Gates Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to the School of Education and Remake Learning to develop a network of educators and learning scientists focused on transforming research and development conduct in education.

McCarthy Receives National Research Award

Tessa McCarthy, assistant professor in the School of Education, received the 2019 Alan J. Koenig Research in Literacy Award.

Rawski Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Historical Association bestowed a lifetime achievement award upon Evelyn Rawski, distinguished university professor emerita in the Department of History.

Mitnick Wins Ideas Worth Teaching Award

The Aspen Institute recognized Pitt Business professor Barry Mitnick’s course Market Manipulations with its Ideas Worth Teaching Award.

Two Named Fellows for NAI

Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research, and William Federspiel, John A. Swanson Professor of Bioengineering, were elected to the National Academy of Inventors' 2019 fellow class.

Three Researchers Named to AAAS

Kathryn Albers, Tao Han, and Rob Rutenbar have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2019 fellowship cohort.

Campbell Selected for National Recognition

Nurse researcher and faculty member Grace Campbell included in the inaugural cohort of fellows of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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