As we become aware of honors and promotions received by Ohio State women, we have added news articles about them to our Highlighting Accomplishments feature to share their success and to showcase it as an example to inspire other women. In addition, as the collection of articles grows, we're creating a repository of Ohio State's women's accomplishments. The Women's Place would like to congratulate the following women for the recognition they have received.
If you know of an Ohio State woman, faculty or staff, who has received national or international recognition, nominate her to be included in our Highlighting Accomplishments feature. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org — self nominations are welcome!
Jun 01, 2011 -
Ruth Peterson, director of the Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) and professor of sociology, won the 2011 Edwin H. Sutherland Award, the American Society of Criminology's most prestigious accolade. The award is given to scholars who make outstanding contributions to theory or research in criminology on the etiology of criminal and deviant behavior, the criminal justice system, corrections, law, or justice.
In addition to sociology, Peterson is Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses on community conditions and crime, racial and ethnic inequality in patterns of crime, and the consequences of criminal justice policies for racially and ethnically distinct communities. She is also the co-organizer (with Lauren Krivo) of the Racial Democracy, Crime & Justice Network and its Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives & Participation. Peterson is a member of CJRC's Spatial Crime Research Working Group.
May 06, 2011 -
The NCAA Women's Leadership Symposium, an educational program with the goal of facilitating the recruitment, retention, and support of women in intercollegiate athletics, is proud to announce The Ohio State University Senior Associate Athletic Director Miechelle Willis as the 2011 recipient of the Dr. Claire Van Ummersen Leadership Award.
Willis will participate in the 2011 Women's Leadership Symposium (WLS) Midwest in Indianapolis May 5-6 as a guest of the committee, receiving her award and addressing the attendees at the annual luncheon.
Winners of the award must demonstrate a high level of commitment to the development of women intercollegiate athletics and embrace diversity through leadership. Recipients must also have a minimum of five years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and may represent any division (NCAA I, II, III, NAIA, and/or NJCAA).
Willis was instrumental in the development of WLS in 2001 and continues to promote programming for women in the world of college athletics. At Ohio State, she serves as the senior woman administrator to the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference. Willis has served four years on the Division I Management Council, is currently on the NCAA Division I Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet, and holds membership in the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), as well as the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Willis also served as the primary administrator for 11 women's varsity sports for seven years at Temple University before joining the Buckeyes, and was a standout track and field student-athlete at Grambling State University while pursuing both her undergraduate (1976) and master's (1978) degrees.
May 06, 2011 -
E. Gordon Gee and Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph A. Alutto recommended the appointment of Bernadette M. Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FANN, as dean of the College of Nursing and Associate Vice President for Health Promotion and Chief Wellness Officer. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, her appointment will be effective on September 15, 2011. Dr. Melnyk currently serves as dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at Arizona State University's College of Nursing & Health Innovation.
She is a widely recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, and child and adolescent mental health. Her research areas include interventions to improve coping/mental health outcomes in high-risk children and families, and healthy lifestyle interventions with adolescents and college youth. Her record includes over 170 publications and more than $11 million in sponsored funding from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies throughout her career.
Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice. She also serves as one of only two nurse practitioners on the 16-member United States Preventive Services Task Force. Among dozens of other prestigious honors, she received the 2011 Distinguished Research Lecturer Award from the Western Institute of Nursing, as well as the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) first NINR Director's Lectureship Award in 2010. In addition, she has twice been recognized as an Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing, once for founding the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' KySS mental health initiative and the second time for her COPE Program for parents of premature infants.
May 06, 2011 -
Kathy Trundle, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was recently appointed to the prestigious Journal of Research in Science Teaching editorial review board. JRST, the official journal of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, publishes scholarly manuscripts for science education researchers on issues of science teaching, learning, and policy and disseminates research on an international level.
Trundle has more than 25 years of experience in science education, teaching at every level from grade six through graduate school. Her research focuses on teaching and learning of earth and space science concepts. Grounded in conceptual change theory, her work includes content knowledge, alternative conceptions, conceptual change, and conceptual durability in response to instructional interventions. Currently she is assessing the efficacy of instructional approaches using observations in nature versus computer simulations to promote conceptual change on moon phenomena.
May 06, 2011 -
Clara Bloomfield, Distinguished University Professor, William G. Pace III Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and cancer scholar and senior advisor, Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected to the academy's current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members.
Bloomfield is one of the pioneering female physicians of her generation, advancing the role of women in medicine by active mentorship, by serving as a role model, and by her strong leadership in many local, national, and international positions of responsibility, including serving as the first woman director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. Bloomfield is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose three decades of groundbreaking research on adult leukemia and lymphoma have changed the way these patients are treated. As a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, she has compiled a distinguished record of research and clinical care.
Bloomfield has long worked to advance women in academic medicine, personally mentoring more than 20 women who currently are professors and in senior leadership positions at universities around the country. She is one of the few role models of a female academic physician leader and administrator who also is recognized as an outstanding scientist.
May 06, 2011 -
Ellen Mosley-Thompson, director, Byrd Polar Research Center and Distinguished University Professor of Geography, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected to the academy's current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members.
Mosley-Thompson's work includes using the chemical and physical properties preserved in ice cores collected from the polar ice sheets and high mountain glaciers to reconstruct the Earth’s complex climate history. These records indicate that the Earth’s climate has moved outside the range of natural variability experienced over at least the last 2000 years. Ellen has led nine expeditions to Antarctica and six to Greenland to retrieve ice cores. She established Antarctica’s most extensive and longest running snow accumulation network at South Pole Station. Mosley-Thompson is the PI for the upcoming ice core drilling project on Bruce Plateau (Antarctic Peninsula) as part of the U.S. contribution to the International Polar Year. She holds a B.S. degree in physics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in climatology and atmospheric science.
May 06, 2011 -
Dr. Umit Ozkan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was one of nine Ohio State professors to be elected to the newest class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was honored for her innovation in the field of engineering, as well as for her administrative service and mentoring.
Dr. Ozkan is currently participating in the second cohort of Project REACH, a CEOS workshop series that introduces faculty to a different route to research impacts by partnering with commercial entities. In addition, her research is in areas related to energy and environmental protection. Some of her recent projects involve developing precious-metal-free electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cells, producing hydrogen from bio-derived liquid, and reducing NOx emissions from stationary sources.
Ozkan's BS and MS degrees are from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, her PhD is from Iowa State University, all in chemical engineering.
May 06, 2011 -
Dr. Valerie Kinloch's book, Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth, was recognized for honorary mention and outstanding contribution in the field of Curriculum Studies by the American Education Research Association's Division B Outstanding Book Award committee. Kinloch is Associate Professor in Literacy Studies (Adolescent Literacy & English Education) in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. She holds affiliate appointments in the Department of English and the Department of Women's Studies.
Harlem on Our Minds investigates the impact of gentrification on the lives and literacies of urban youth, and offers fresh insight into place-based learning. Harlem has been written about in so many ways; however, Kinloch and her student co-researchers recreate Harlem as a place of learning where change comes into view as a complex phenomenon. The methodology of this book weaves the historical, literary, aesthetic, social, and geographical significance of Harlem with Harlem as an educational site where students and educators bring art, education, and action to life.
May 06, 2011 -
Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, professor of veterinary biosciences and member of the Viral Oncology Program of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. The academy serves as a resource to governmental agencies, industry, ASM and the larger scientific and lay communities by convening colloquia to address critical issues in microbiology.
Boris-Lawrie is widely recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field of molecular virology, particularly for the molecular basis of gene expression of retroviruses that infect humans and animals; she has discovered a fundamental paradigm that cells use to control the growth of viruses. She is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to study retroviruses as models of lymphocyte transformation and disease.
Including this new round of fellows in which three Ohio State faculty were added, Ohio State currently has 17 American Academy of Microbiology fellows. Boris-Lawrie will be recognized on May 24 at the 111th American Society of Microbiology meeting in New Orleans.
May 06, 2011 -
Bebe Miller, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor and artistic director, Bebe Miller Company, was awarded a $50,000 fellowship from United States Artists, a national grant-making and advocacy organization.
Each year, United States Artists honors 50 of America's finest artists with individual fellowships of $50,000 — unrestricted funds awarded across eight disciplines.
Miller received her MA in dance from Ohio State in 1975. In 1985, she formed the Bebe Miller Company. Her work, Landing/Place (2005), a multi-media work made in collaboration with ACCAD, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Department of Dance, received a NY Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") in 2006. She teaches modern technique, improvisation, repertory, creative practice and choreography, and a graduate seminar in dance.
A four-time "Bessies" winner, Miller has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller has created works for Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Philadanco.
For more information, visit http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/2011-panelists/dance/.
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