Academic Accolades

Goodhart Named SCAS Fellow

Michael Goodhart, professor of political science and director of Pitt’s Global Studies Center, has been named a fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study for 2021-22. 

Stover Named AOTA President

Alyson Stover, assistant professor of occupational therapy in SHRS, was recently elected the newest president of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Three Named to NAI Senior Members Class

The National Academy of Inventors announced it has selected three University of Pittsburgh professors among 61 academic inventors for the 2021 class of NAI senior members.

Diana Khoi Nguyen Wins 2021 NEA Literature Fellowship

Diana Khoi Nguyen, assistant professor in the Department of English Writing Program has earned a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry.

Ohodnicki Receives $1 Million Grant to ‘Innervate’ Pipelines

Research led by Paul Ohodnicki, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, has received $1 million in funding to utilize Pitt-developed optical fiber sensor technology as the “nerves” of critical infrastructure.

Page Named National Influential Scholar

Lindsay Page, associate professor in the School of Education and research scientist the LRDC, has been named a national scholar of influence in the 11th annual 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, released by Education Week. 

Liu Named 2021 MSI Young Scholar

Pitt business faculty member Peggy Liu has been selected as a 2021 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Young Scholar.

Lobel Honored with Teaching Award

The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) has honored Pitt Professor of Law Jules Lobel with its SALT Great Teacher Award at its virtual annual awards celebration.

Law Professors Named to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

Associate Professor Jessie Allen and Professor Mary Crossley have been appointed to the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a four-year term. 

CBA Faculty in Poets & Quants Top 50

Anthony Rodi, clinical associate professor of business administration, and Peggy Liu, assistant professor of business administration and Ben L. Fryrear Faculty Fellow, are among the Poets & Quants 2020 Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors.

Beckman Named NAI Fellow

Eric Beckman, distinguished service professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors 2020 cohort.

Literary Interests Earn Her Marshall Scholarship

Senior undergraduate student Madeline Fox has been named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship winner.

Kinloch to Chair NCTE Convention

Dean Valerie Kinloch will serve as program chair of the 2021 annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Hare Named PA Educator of the Year

Jason Hare, assistant professor of physician assistant studies in SHRS, has won the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistant 2020 Pennsylvania Educator of the Year award.

Lewicka Named Fellow of the AMS

Marta Lewicka, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been named to the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society Class of 2021.

Murrell Interviewed on Food Insecurity

Audrey J. Murrell, acting dean of the University Honors College, was interviewed by WQED Multimedia for a new documentary on the topic of food insecurity.

Allen Named AAAS Fellow

Colin Allen, a distinguished professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Alikhani Wins Grant to Support Underrepresented Students

Malihe Alikhani, assistant professor of computer science, received a Google ExploreCSR grant to support students from URGs to pursue graduate studies and research careers in computing.

LRDC Scientists Receive $900,000 Grant

Erin Walker, associate professor in SCI and LRDC research scientist has been named PI for an NSF grant to study the use of robots in middle school math classrooms.

Rosenzweig Wins Nursing Award

Margaret Rosenzweig, Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Nursing, is the 2020 recipient of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s President’s Award.

Cape Awarded Grant to Study Immigration and Job Market

Joshua Cape, assistant professor of statistics, with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University, has received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the proposal “Methods and Applications for Massive One-mode and Bipartite Social Networks.”

More Academic Accolades

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