April 11, 2017
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.
A number of faculty members have earned recognition for their great work during the 2016–17 academic year. Here’s a selection of fresh faculty accolades:
- Associate Professor of Biology Greta Binford was invited to speak about her spider research at a Phi Beta Kappa event at OMSI.
- Assistant Professor of Sociology Maryann Bylander was awarded a $20,000 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grant to study microcredit in Cambodia with a team of Lewis & Clark students. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has also awarded her an ASEAN Research Program grant. Designed to facilitate collaborative research, this Fulbright award will allow Bylander to spend her junior sabbatical further conducting field research in Thailand and Cambodia.
- Department Chair and Associate Professor of Music Michael Johanson received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Distinguished Composer of the Year Award competition. Johanson was recognized for his work Three Moods for Viola and Piano.
- The Society for Classical Studies, the primary scholarly organization in North America for the study of Greco-Roman antiquity, honored Associate Professor With Term in Humanities Gordon Kelly with its Award of Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level.
- Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award competition.
- Assistant Professor of Theatre Rebecca Lingafelter and Professor of Theatre Štĕpán Šimek are part of a team that was awarded a $77,000 Creative Heights Program grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities named Dawn Odell, associate professor of art history, the recipient of a fellowship for her project Chinese Art in Early Modern Europe and America.
- Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Sculpture Jess Perlitz received three competitive awards. The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) gave her a grant to support the creation of The Rock That Moves, an artist’s book that draws from a myriad of sources to tell a story about sculpture. Perlitz was also selected by the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts for its international artist-in-residence program and received an Oregon Artist Fellowship for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
- The New Yorker published a story by Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi about his grandfather’s journey from Aleppo, Syria, to the United States in the mid-20th century.