Award-Winning Faculty

Hatice Altug (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Kristen Collins (Law), and Carrie Preston (English) were named Peter Paul Career Development Professors.

George J. Annas (Health Law) received the McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Memorial Award for Excellence in Law and Medicine.

Andrew Bacevich (International Relations) joined the Council on Foreign Relations.

John Baillieul (Mechanical Engineering) joined the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was also elected Vice President of Publications Service and Products for the IEEE.

Paul Barbone and Glyn Holt (Mechanical Engineering) were named Fellows of the Acoustical Society of America.

Cynthia Becker (Art History) received a Multi-Country Research Fellowship from the Council of American Overseas Research.

Dan Berlowitz, Graeme Fincke, Lewis Kazis, and Amy Rosen (Health Services) received the International Society for Quality in Health Care’s Peter Reizenstein Prize.

Irving Bigio (Biomedical Engineering) was appointed an honorary Guest Professor at University College London.

Zvi Bodie (Finance & Management) received a Lifetime Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association, and was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury and Risk magazine.

Eamon Brown (Visual Arts) received a fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Sara Brown (Physical Therapy & Athletic Training) was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts.

Frédéric Brunel (Marketing) was named an “Outstanding Reviewer” by the American Academy of Advertising’s Journal of Advertising and invited to join the Advisory Board of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association.

William Carey (Mechanical Engineering) was awarded the Silver Medal in Underwater Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America.

Gail Carpenter (Cognitive & Neural Systems) received the IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award and was re-elected to the Board of Governors of the International Neural Network Society.

Christos Cassandras (Manufacturing Engineering) was elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control.

Sharon Cermak (Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Counseling) received Hebrew University’s Lady Davis Fellowship.

Christophe Chamley (Economics) was named a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Aram Chobanian (Medicine and Pharmacology) was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

James Collins (Biomedical Engineering) won a Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health and was also named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

Wendy Coster (Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Counseling) received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Thomas Cottle (Counseling & Development) received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Mark Crovella (Computer Science) was elected Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communications.

Debbie Danielpour (Film) received the PEN New England Discovery Award for fiction.

Michele David (Internal Medicine) was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Public Health Council.

Lydia Diamond (Theatre) was a Theatre Communications Group/National Endowment for the Arts (TCG/NEA) Playwright in Residence at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.

Anne Donohue (Journalism), Elsie Vergara (Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Counseling), and Jay Wexler (Law) were awarded Fulbright Fellowships.

Howard Eichenbaum (Psychology) was elected a Fellow of both the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences and the American Psychological Association.

Thomas Einhorn (Surgery), Sol Eisenberg (Biomedical Engineering), and Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii (Biomedical Engineering) were elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Thomas Einhorn also received the 2008 Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Orthopaedic Association.

Kamil Ekinci (Mechanical Engineering), Emanuel Katz (Physics), Pinghua Liu (Chemistry), and Seymour Wang (Chemistry) received National Science Foundation Early Faculty Development CAREER Awards.

Randall Ellis (Economics) was elected President of the American Society of Health Economists.

Terry Ellis (Physical Therapy) received an Outstanding Service Award from the Massachusetts chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Adrien Finzi (Biology) was elected chair of the Biogeosciences Section of the Ecological Society of America.

Duncan Fitzgerald (Earth Sciences) received a fellowship from the Geological Society of America.

Susan Fournier (Marketing) won the Sheth Foundation Award for Best Paper in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

Suzanne Freitag (Ophthalmology) received funding from the American Society for Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery for a Sponsored Fellowship Training Program.

John Gittinger (Ophthalmology) was named editor of the Survey of Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update.

Sheldon Glashow (Physics) received an honorary degree, Laurea ad Honorean in Physics, from the University of Bologna. He was also elected a Foreign Member of Italy’s National Academy of Sciences, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the world’s oldest scientific academy.

Paul Goldberg (Archaeology) received the Society for American Archaeology’s Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research.

Liah Greenfeld (University Professors Program) received the Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Stephen Grossberg (Cognitive & Neural Systems) was re-elected to the Board of Governors of the International Neural Network Society and re-elected as editor-in-chief of the journal Neural Networks.

Frank Guenther (Cognitive & Neural Systems) received the Willard R. Zemlin Lecture Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Eric Hardt (Geriatrics) was named a Robert Davies Evans Clinical Educator.

Robert Hefner (Anthropology) was named the inaugural Distinguished Fellow by the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative, as well as a Carnegie Scholar. He was also elected vice president of the Association for Asian Studies.

Janelle Heineke (Operations & Technology) was named a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.

Michael Howe (Mechanical Engineering) received the Institute of Acoustics’ Rayleigh Medal.

Norman Hursh (Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Counseling) was named Outstanding Rehabilitation Educator of the Year by the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.

Brian Jack (Family Medicine) received an Award for Excellence in Patient Education Innovation from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Angela Jefferson (Neurology) received a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research Program from the American Federation for Aging Research.

Deborah Kahn and Fred Kleiner (Art History) were elected Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Steven Katz (Religion) won the National Jewish Book Award (Reference Category) for The Cambridge History of Judaism, Vol. 4: The Late Roman-Rabbinic Period.

Sam Kauffman (Film) received several awards for his film Massacre at Murumbi, including the Global Justice Award at the Media That Matters Film Festival, the Grand Prix Award at the Crested Butte Reel Festival, and the Best Documentary Film and Best in the Fest Awards at the 10 or Less Film Festival.

Margaret Kelly-Hayes (Neurology) received the 2007 Stroke Council Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) and was invited to give the AHA Stroke Council Lecture.

Ronald Knepper (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was elected an IEEE Life Fellow.

Jennifer Knust (Theology) was named a Henry Luce III Theology Fellow.

Janusz Konrad (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was elected an IEEE Fellow.

Tom Kunz (Biology) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Karst Waters Institute.

T. R. Lakshmanan (Geography & Environment) received the Edward L. Ullman Award from the Association of American Geographers’ Transport Geography Specialty Group.

Christopher Lehrich (Religion) was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.

Jon Lipsky (Theatre) won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director of a Small Company.

Weining Lu (Nephrology) received the Pediatric Renal Research Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Albert Ma (Economics) was elected president of the Chinese Economic Association in North America.

Stephanie Oberhaus (Microbiology) won the Crest/Oral B/Proctor & Gamble Professional Oral Health Excellence Award for Teaching in the Basic Sciences.

Vincent Onyemah (Marketing) won the National Conference in Sales Management’s Best Paper Award.

Rebecca Perkins (Obstetrics-Gynecology) received the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)/Merck & Company Inc. Research Award on Adolescent Health Preventive Services.

Pierre Perron (Economics) was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Allan Pierce (Mechanical Engineering) received the Stanley Ehrlich Gold Medal from the Acoustical Foundation (India).

John Porco (Chemistry) won the Merck Research Laboratories Academic Development Program (ADP) Award.

Tyrone Porter (Mechanical Engineering) received the R. Bruce Lindsey Award from the Acoustical Society of America.

James Post (Strategy & Policy) was the inaugural recipient of the School of Management’s John F. Smith, Jr. Professorship.

James Pritchett (Anthropology) received a Special Recognition Award from the African Studies Association.

Stephen Prothero (Religion) won the Quill Book Award in the Religion/Spirituality category for Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t.

Jean Ramsey (Ophthalmology) was named to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Board of Trustees and elected vice chair of the Board’s Advisory Council.

Z. Justin Ren (Operations & Technology Management) received an Early Career Award from the Production and Operations Management Society.

Christopher Roosevelt (Archaeology) was selected to be the Rodney S. Young Endowed Lecturer on Iron Age Turkey by the Archaeological Institute of America.

Marie-Hélène Saint Hilaire (Neurology) was named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Joan Salge-Blake (Health Sciences) received the American Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award.

Loren J. Samons (Classical Studies) was named a Senior Visiting Scholar at the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

Katherine Semrau (International Health) received the Young Investigator Award at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Ganesan Shankaranarayanan (Information Systems) won the Stuart Madnick Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Quality.

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (Cognitive & Neural Systems) was awarded a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Robert Sloane (Law) received the Hague Academy of International Law Diploma and a Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law.

Temple Smith (Biomedical Engineering) received the International Society for Computational Biology’s Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award.

H. Eugene Stanley (Physics) was awarded the 2008 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

Ashley Stevens (Technology Development) received the Bayh-Dole Award from the Association of University Technology Managers.

Bela Suki (Biomedical Engineering) was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Anne Sullivan Soydan (Rehabilitation Sciences) received a Mary E. Switzer Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Alfred Tauber (Philosophy) was awarded the Institute for Advanced Study’s highest honor, the IAS Medal of Science.

M. Selim Ünlü (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was named a distinguished lecturer by the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network.

Lou Ureneck (Journalism) received the National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) from the NOBA Foundation, Idaho State University, and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education for Backcast: Fatherhood, Fly-Fishing and a River Journey Through the Heart of Alaska.

Mariann Verheyen (Theatre) received the Best Costume Design Award from the Independent Reviewers of New England.

Sujata Visaria (Economics) was named an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development.

Herbert Voigt (Biomedical Engineering) was named president-elect of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Chihhung Wang (Pediatrics) was named a Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar.

Jenny B. White (Anthropology) was elected to the Board of Governors of the Institute of Turkish Studies.

Merry White (Anthropology) received a Japan Foundation Research Award.

Gregory Williams (Art History) was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Getty Foundation.

James Wiseman (Archaeology) received the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement.

Philip A. Wolf (Neurology) received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical College.

M. Michael Wolfe (Physiology, Biophysics, & Gastroenterology) received an Individual Biomedical Research Award from The Hartwell Foundation for his project, “Peptide Replacement Therapy Using Transgenic Stem Cells Delivered to the Small Intestinal Mucosa.”

Donald K. Wright (Advertising & Public Relations) received the Arthur W. Page Society’s Distinguished Service Award, as well as the Jackson Jackson and Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from the Public Relations Society of America Foundation.

Katherine Zhang (Mechanical Engineering) received a Young Faculty Research Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.