Faculty Recognized at the 2014-2015 Faculty Awards Reception

The celebration recognized faculty members who received significant awards in the past academic school year

John Martin Fischer

John Martin Fischer, considered the world’s leading expert on free will and moral responsibility, received one of two 2014-2015 Distinguished Campus Service Awards.

UCR’s faculty were recognized at the 2014-2015 Faculty Awards Reception, held on May 26 at Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox’s residence. The celebration recognized faculty members who received significant national and Senate awards in the past academic school year.

Distinguished Campus Service Award

  • John Fischer, philosophy
  • Michael Allen, plant pathology and microbiology

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Carl Cranor, philosophy

Faculty Research Lecturer

  • Xuemei Chen, botany and plant sciences

Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor Award

  • Vyjayanthi Chari, mathematics

Chancellor’s Award For Fostering Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

  • Eugene Nothnagel, botany and plant sciences
  • Joel Sachs, biology

UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities 2015-2016

  • Ashon Crawley, ethnic studies

President’s Chair

  • Adriana Craciun, English
  • Hailing Jin, plant pathology and microbiology
  • Susan Wessler, botany and plant sciences

UC Riverside Hellman Fellows 2015-2016

  • Marissa Brookes, political science
  • Ian Dicke, music
  • Ming Liu, electrical and computer engineering
  • Shujie Ma, statistics
  • Jong Park, history of art
  • Erin Wilson Rankin, entomology

Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award

2014-2015

  • Ronald Chilcote, economics
  • Michael Pollak, physics and astronomy
  • Irwin Wall, history

2015-2016

    • Richard Sutch, economics
    • Roger Ransom, history and economic
    • Malempati Rao, mathematics

Faculty Award Recipients

Guillermo Aguilar
Mechanical Engineering
2014 Educator of the Year Award, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Wendy Ashmore
Anthropology
2015 Distinguished Lecturer in Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Research

Roya Bahreini
Environmental Sciences
2015 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Malcolm Baker
History of Art
2015-17 Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London

Bir Bhanu
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2015 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Jan Blacher
Graduate School of Education
2015 Millie and Richard Brock Lecture in Pediatrics, The New York Academy of Medicine

Peter Burke
Sociology
2015 Distinguished Contributions to Sociological Perspectives Award, Pacific Sociological Association, co-award with Jan Stets

Christopher Chase-Dunn
Sociology
2014 Distinguished Career Award, Political Economy of World-Systems Section of the American Sociological Association

Phillip Christopher
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
2014 Army Research Young Investigator Award (YIP)

Timothy Close
Botany and Plant Sciences
2014 Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award, Illumina

Thomas Cogswell
History
2015-16 R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow, Huntington Library

Adriana Cracium
English
2014 Clark Professorship at UCLA’s Center for 17th and 18th C Studies and Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library for 2014-15
2015-16 Fulbright Fellowship, Artic Enlightenment, Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh of Scotland

Carl F. Cranor
Philosophy
2013-14 Distinguished Research Lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
2014-15 Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor of Philosophy

Ariel Dinar
School of Public Policy
2014-15 Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
2015 Lady Davis Professorial Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jack Eichler
Chemistry
2013-14 University Honors Program Professor of the Year Award, UC Riverside

Steve Erickson
Creative Writing
2014 Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award

Derick Fay
Anthropology
2015 Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award for Achievement in Public Anthropology

Elisa Franco
Mechanical Engineering
2015 NSF Career Award

John Ganim
English
2012-13 Distinguished Research Lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Xin Ge
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
2015 NSF Career Award

Alec Gerry
Entomology
2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America

Sarjeet Gill
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
2014 Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Entomological Society of America

Steven Hackel
History
2014 Neuerberg Book Award for Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father

Rickerby Hinds
Theatre, Film and Digital Production
2015 Best Director for Dreamscape, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Nalo Hopkinson
Creative Writing
2014 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Jeanette Kohl
History of Art
2014 Fellowship, Getty Research Institute
2015 Fellowship, Morphomata Foundation, Cologne University

Laila Lalami
Creative Writing
2014 Wissam Medal, Morocco National Medal of Merit

Cindy Larive
Chemistry
2015 American Chemical Society Award for Volunteer Service, American Chemical Society

Vincent Lavallo
Chemistry
2015 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Bronwyn Leebaw
Political Science
2014-15 Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies

Bai-Lian Larry Li
Botany and Plant Sciences
2015 Prigogine Gold Medal, Wessex Institute

John Luo
School of Medicine
2015 President, Association of Academic Psychiatry

Timothy Lyons
Earth Sciences
2015 Geochemical Fellow, Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry

Gerald Maguire
School of Medicine
2014 Vice Chair of the International Stuttering Association

Suveen Mathaudhu
Mechanical Engineering
2015 Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, American Association of Engineering Societies

Declan McCole
School of Medicine
2015 Chair, American Physiological Society, Gastrointestinal and Liver Section

Juliet McMullin
Anthropology
2014 Society for Medical Anthropology, Graduate Student Mentor Award
2014-15 Patricia McSweeny McCauley Chair in Teaching Excellence, CHASS

Bella Merlin
Theatre, Film and Digital Produciton
2013-14 Jean Benedetti Research Fellowship, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and the Stanislavski Cenre UK

Ilhem Messaoudi
School of Medicine
2014 Dolph O Adams Award

Jocelyn Millar
Entomology
2014 Silver Medal Award for Career Achievement, International Society of Chemical Ecology

Dimitrios Morikis
Bioengineering
2013 Carolyn K. McGilvray Memorial Award for Macular Degeneration Research, BrightFocus Foundation

Jacqueline Shea Murphy
Dance
2015-16 Research Fellow of the International Research Center “interweaving Performance Cultures” at the Freie Universität Berlin

Nosang Myung
Chemical and Environmental engineering
2014 Brain Pool Fellow, Brain Pool Program
2014 Korea Institute of Chemical Engineer (KIChE) President Award, Atlanta Georgia

Rollanda O’Connor
Graduate School of Education
2015 Jeanette E. Fleischner Career Leadership Award, Council for Exceptional Children–Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)

Robert Patch
History
2015 Bolton-Johnson Book Prize for Indians and the Political Economy of Colonial Central America, 1670-1810

Karen Pyke
Sociology
2015 Dean S. Dorn Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, Pacific Sociological Association

Paul Quinton
School of Medicine
2015 American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Distinguished Achievement Award

Karthick Ramakrishnan
School of Public Policy
2015 Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Robin Russin
Theatre, Film and Digital Production
2015 Excellence in Education Award, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Christina Schwenkel
Anthropology
2014-15 Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin

Jan Stets
Sociology
2015 Distinguished Contributions to Sociological Perspectives Award, Pacific Sociological Association, co-award with Peter Burke

Richard Sutch
Economics
2015 Fellow, Cliometric Society (a life-time achievement award for economic history)

Ming Lee Tang
Chemistry
2014 Young Investigator Award Army Research Office

Abel Torres
School of Medicine
2015 President Elect, American Academy of Dermatology

John Trumble
Entomology
2014 Partnership ward for Mission Integration of Research, Education and Extension, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Chandra Varma
Physics and Astronomy
2014 APCTP Benjamin Lee Professorship Program, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

Sharon Walker
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
2014 ELATE Fellow, Executive Leadership Program for Academic Women in STEM, Drexel University

Susan Wessler
Botany and Plant Sciences
2013 Fellow, American Philosophical Society
2015 McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies, Maize Genetics Society

Bradley White
Entomology
2014 Fellow, National Academy of Education

Erin Wilson Rankin
Entomology
2014 Fellow, National Academy of Education

Jianzhong Wu
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
2015 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

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