April 26, 2016
Professors at Lewis & Clark are dedicated teachers and renowned scholars who research and publish—often in partnership with students—at the leading edges of their disciplines.
This year, a number of faculty members have earned recognition for their great work. Here’s a selection of fresh faculty accolades:
- Tamily Weissman-Unni has been named a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, an $823,000 grant that will support her research and teaching over the next five years.
- The Michigan State University BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action has awarded Assistant Professor of Economics Moriah Bostian and her collaborators a one-year, $65,000 grant for their project, “Agri-Environmental Government-Farmer Tax Policies for Controlling Fertilizer Run-off Using a Evolutionary Bi-level Framework.”
- Professor of Philosophy Rebecca “Becko” Copenhaver has been accepted to a 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, called Presupposition and Perception: Reasoning, Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics.
- The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded Paul S. Wright Professor of Christian Studies Robert Kugler a grant for his project, “Discovering Legal Pluralism: Toward a New Understanding of the Jews of Hellenistic Egypt.”
- Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret Metz will be the principal investigator at Lewis & Clark for a four-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF’s Dimensions of Biodiversity Program is providing $127,355 to support field research by Metz and eight undergraduate students.
- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Jessica Starling has been awarded a short-term Japanese studies fellowship from the Japan Foundation.
Lewis & Clark students also recently named Assistant Professor With Term of Humanities Kimberley Brodkin the 2016 Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year award has been bestowed on faculty by the undergraduate student body since 1993. Each year, the Pamplin Society asks all Lewis & Clark students to submit nominations. A selection committee chooses several finalists and then requests additional student input. After debate and deliberation, the committee selects a winner.
“I’m very lucky to get to come to work everyday at this place,” Brodkin said. “Being a part of this community is very meaningful and a true blessing.”