Academic Accolades

Martin Wins Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Dawn Lundy Martin, a professor in the Writing Program in the Department of English and director and cofounder of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, is the recipient of the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for 2019.

Rodakowski Receives $3 Million from NIA

Juleen Rodakowski, assistant professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, recently received over $3 million from the National Institute on Aging to support aging study.

Kinloch Named 2019 AERA Fellow

Valerie Kinloch, dean of the School of Education, was named a 2019 American Educational Research Association fellow.

Wallace Named Fellow of AASWSW

John Wallace, Dave E. Epperson Chair and Professor of Social Work, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Costello Begins Tenure as Medical Association President

Bernard J. Costello, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, has begun his year as president of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Kovashka Receives Funding from Amazon Research Awards

Assistant professor of computer science Adriana Kovashka recently received funding from the Amazon Research Awards for her project studying how objects foreshadow film plots and explain advertisements.

Russell Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Improve Schools

Jennifer Russell, associate professor in the School of Education and research scientist in the LRDC, was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Gates Foundation for her project "Conceptualizing and Measuring Network Health in the Networks for School Improvement Initiative."

Ming-Te Wang Receives APA Award

Ming-Te Wang, associate professor in the School of Education and the Department of Psychology, and a research scientist in the LRDC, received the 2019 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology.

Kavalieratos Honored for Work in Palliative Care

Dio Kavalieratos, assistant professor of medicine, palliative care and medical ethics, and director of implementation research for the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, has been awarded the 2019 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Early Career Investigator Award.

Yu-Ru Lin Receives Funding from Adobe Research

Associate Professor Yu-Ru Lin recently received a funding from Adobe Research which not only supports her work in data science and computational social science but will also help strengthen the collaboration between Adobe Research and School of Computing and Information.

Fullerton Research Earns NSF Funding

Susan Fullerton, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, recently received the $540,000 CAREER Award for her research in super-thin “2D” materials.

Evans Receives Lifetime Contribution Award

John H. Evans III, the Katz Alumni Professor of Accounting and professor of business administration, received the 2019 AAA Lifetime Contribution Award for his 40-plus years of research and teachings of key management accounting issues and other contributions to the profession.

Engineering Team Wins Award for Brain Data Research

The National Science Foundation BIGDATA program awarded $1.2 million to a research team led by the Swanson School of Engineering to study data of complex brain disorders and design algorithms to address computational challenges in multi-site collaborative data mining.

Murphy Earns ‘Educator of the Year’ Honor

Emily Murphy, assistant professor and clinical coordinator in the Physician Assistant Studies Program, won the Pennsylvania PSPA's Physician Assistant Educator of the Year Award.