Academic Accolades

Historian Keisha N. Blain named New America Fellow

Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and writer, and associate professor of history in the Dietrich School, added one more prestigious award to her resume.

$25 million grant-funded radio spectrum project includes Pitt professors

A new $25 million NSF grant will fund researchers from 29 organizations developing new approaches and techniques for divvying up the real estate of radio waves that connect many of our devices.

Means Selected for Rockefeller Fellowship

Darris Means, an associate professor at the School of Education, has been selected as a 2021 Richard P. Nathan Policy Fellow of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Huguley Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Associate Professor James Huguley has been named the School of Social Work’s inaugural associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Armony Named Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo Fellow

Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Director of UCIS Ariel C. Armony is one of 25 fellows named to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.

Patel Publishes New Book

Leigh Patel, a professor in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations and Policy, has published her new book titled “No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education.”

Cooper Receives Science and Society Award

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, has honored Pitt’s Rory Cooper with the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award.

Reid-Vazquez Receives NEA Humanities Grant

Michele Reid-Vazquez, associate professor of Africana Studies, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Higher Education grant.

Duck Wins Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

Pitt faculty member Waverly Duck has won the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s Charles Horton Cooley Book Award for “Tacit Racism.” 

Ghilani Wins Grant to Create Free Materials for Course

Jessica Ghilani, associate professor of communication at Pitt-Greensburg, is among the inaugural recipients of a PA Grants for Open and Affordable Learning (GOAL) award.

Researchers Get $100K Grant to Track Aneurysms

Engineering’s David Vorp and Timothy Chung are working in collaboration with the School of Medicine’s Nathan Liang to develop a new model to better predict at-risk patients. 

More Academic Accolades

Read more Academic Accolades from academic year 2020-2021, from AY 2019–2020, and from AY 2018–2019.