2019 Honoree Faculty

Boston University faculty frequently receive national and international recognition for their outstanding contributions to their fields. The list below reflects awards and recognitions earned by BU faculty in 2019. See all highlights from past years.

Sonia Ananthakrishnan

Medicine | School of Medicine

CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine


Betty Anderson

History | College of Arts & Sciences

Fulbright Scholar, US Department of State


Manos Athanassoulis

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII Award), National Science Foundation


Abbas Attarwala

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

2020 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, Boston University


Margaret Beck

Mathematics & Statistics | College of Arts & Science

JD Crawford Prize (SIAG/Dynamical Systems), Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics


David Bishop

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Member, National Academy of Engineering


Matt Cartmill

Anthropology | College of Arts & Sciences

The Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists


David Castanon

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering 


Chandramouli Chandrasekaran

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences; Anatomy & Neurobiology | School of Medicine

Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Christopher Chen

Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering

Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, Biomedical Engineering Society; William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University


Ji-Xin Cheng

Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Ellis R. Lippincott Award, Optical Society of America


Dino Christensen

Political Science | College of Arts & Sciences

Political Networks – Best Poster Award, American Political Science Association


Danielle Citron

Law | School of Law

MacArthur Fellow, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


Ellen Cohn

Occupational Therapy | College of Health & Rehabilitation

Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award, American Occupational Therapy Association


Ayse Coskun

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

US Frontiers of Engineering Participant, National Academy of Engineering


Joanna Davidson

Anthropology | College of Arts & Sciences

Summer Stipends Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)


Florian Douam

Microbiology | School of Medicine

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Terry Ellis

Physical Therapy & Athletic Training | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Neurologic Physical Therapy Section/Excellence in Neurologic Research, American Physical Therapy Association


Anne Feng

History of Art & Architecture | College of Arts & Sciences

East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Neal Fleisher

General Dentistry | Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University


Matthew Fox

Epidemiology | School of Public Health

2020 University Provost’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award, Boston University


Sarah Frederick

Japanese & Comparative Languages | College of Arts & Sciences

NEAC Japan Studies Grant, Association for Asian Studies


Robinson (Wally) Fulweiler

Earth & Environment and Biology | College of Arts & Sciences

2019 Metcalf Cup & Prize, Boston University


Liat Gafni Lachter

Occupational Therapy – Online | College of Health & Rehabilitation

Fulbright Scholar, US Department of State


Sandro Galea

Dean, School of Public Health

Distinguished Service to Society for Epidemiologic Research Award, Society for Epidemiologic Research


Roscoe Giles

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science


Paul Goldberg

Geoarchaeology and Archaeology | College of Arts & Sciences

Fulbright Scholar, US Department of State


Haiyan Gong

Ophthalmology and Anatomy & Neurobiology | School of Medicine

Gold Fellow, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


Heba Gowayed

Sociology | College of Arts & Sciences

Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Adam Guren

Economics | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research


Michael Hasselmo

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University


Anna Henchman

English | College of Arts & Sciences

2019 Undergraduate Academic Advising Award for Faculty, Boston University; Fellowship Program, American Council of Learned Societies; 


Michael Holick

Medicine | School of Medicine

Fellow, American Society for Nutrition

 


Ha Jin

English and Creative Writing | College of Arts & Sciences

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University


Dennis Jones

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | School of Medicine

Ralph Edwards Career Development Professorship and Nancy L. R. Bucher Assistant Professorship Fund, Boston University


Svetlana Jorstad

Astronomy | College of Arts & Sciences

Diamond Achievement Award, National Science Foundation


Martin Joyce-Brady

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine | School of Medicine

Fellow, American Physiological Society


Bronwyn Keefe

Social Work | School of Social Work

Geriatric Academic Early Career Award, Health Resources and Services Administration


Andrew King

Strategy and Innovation | Questrom School of Business

Questrom Professor of Management, Boston University


Swathi Kiran

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

James and Cecilia Tse Ying Professor in Neurorehabilitation, Boston University


Janusz Konrad

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Distinguished Lecturer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Signal Processing Society


Marc LaRochelle

Medicine | School of Medicine

Research Grant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Leonid Levin

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

Member, National Academy of Sciences


Wen Li

Astronomy | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation


Kenneth Lutchen

Dean, College of Engineering

Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering


Eve Manz

Teaching and Learning | Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Early Career Research Award, National Association of Research in Science Teaching


Alan Marscher

Astronomy | College of Arts & Sciences

Diamond Achievement Award, National Science Foundation


John Marston

Archaeology and Anthropology | College of Arts & Sciences

Wiseman Book Award, Archaeological Institute of America; Fulbright Scholar, US Department of State


Linda McClain

Law | School of Law

Robert B. Kent Chaired Professorship in Civil Procedure, Boston University


Ann McKee

Neurology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | School of Medicine

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston UniversityService to America Medalist, Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals


Robert Metcalfe

Markets, Public Policy & Law | Questrom School of Business

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; Reidy Family Career Professorship, Boston University


Sanaz Mobasseri

Management & Organizations | Questrom School of Business

Isabel Anderson Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Jean Morrison

University Provost

Fellow, Geological Society of America


Michael Otto

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Division 12 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association


Julie Palmer

Hematology and Medical Oncology | School of Medicine

Karin Grunebaum Professor of Cancer Research, Boston University


Anthony Petro

Religion | College of Arts & Sciences

Member: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study


Siddharth Ramachandran

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, Department of Defense; Fellow, International Society for Optics and PhotonicsFellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering 


Steve Ramirez

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Curtis Runnels

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Classical Studies | College of Arts & Sciences

Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, Archaeological Institute of America


Venkatesh Saligrama

Electrical & Computer Engineering | School of Engineering

Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers 


Jeffrey Samet

General Internal Medicine | School of Medicine

Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine Chief’s Recognition Award, Society of General Internal Medicine


Michelle Sander

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation


Allyson Sgro

Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering

Outstanding Investigator Award (R35), National Institutes of Health


Sahar Sharifzadeh

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation


Julie Ann Starr

Physical Therapy | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Catherine Worthingham Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association


Cara Stepp

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Gregory Stoller

Strategy and Innovation | Questrom School of Business

Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University


Murad Taqqu

Mathematics & Statistics | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow, American Mathematical Society


Pamela Templer

Biology | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow, Ecological Society of America


Lei Tian

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation


Martha Tompson

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow, American Psychological Association


James Uden

Classical Studies | College of Arts & Sciences

New Directions Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Marshall Van Alstyne

Information Systems | Questrom School of Business

Information Systems Society Management Science Best Paper Award, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)


Andrea Vedolin

Finance | Questrom School of Business

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research


Nicholas Wagner

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Rising Star, Association for Psychological Science


Alexander Walley

Medicine | School of Medicine

Fredrick L. Brancati Mentorship and Leadership Award, Society of General Internal Medicine


Brian Walsh

Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation


Horst Christian Weber

Gastroenterology | School of Medicine

Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association


John White

Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering


Emily Whiting

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

Sloan Research Fellowship-Computer Science, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Derry Wijaya

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

University Provost’s Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Wesley Wildman

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics | School of Theology

Human Sciences Grant, John Templeton Foundation


Muhammed Zaman

Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering

2019 University Lecture, Boston University


Fernando Zapetero

Finance | Questrom School of Business

Richard D. Cohen Professor in Management, Boston University


Georgios Zervas

Marketing | Questrom School of Business

Young Scholar, Marketing Science Institute


Ting Zhang

Statistics | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation


Xin Zhang

Mechanical Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow, American Physical Society; Fellow, National Academy of Inventors