Faculty Achievements 2007-2008
Awards & Honors
Bill Anthes (Art History)
Arnold S. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Teaching in the Humanities, Pomona College/The American Council of Learned Societies, 2008.
Native American Art Studies Association's Board of Directors for 2007-09.
Visiting Scholar at the Department of Art, Oklahoma State University, April 10-12, 2008 and also Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona School of Art, October 25-26, 2007.
Martha Bárcenas-Mooradian (Spanish)
Professor Barcenas was selected as one of 100 top teachers of Mexican descent who teach at a U.S. university by Mexico's business magazine Poder Y Negocios.
Sumangala Bhattacharya (English and World Literature)
Professor Bhattacharya received a grant to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar "Adaptation and Revision: The Example of Great Expectations," at the University of California at Santa Cruz, July 2007.
Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
Fulbright Fellowship to Germany. He will spend the 2008-09 academic year at the Universität Koblenz-Landau (Landau campus), where he will conduct research on the Hartz labor market reforms.
José Calderón (Sociology/ Chicano/a Studies)
American Sociological Association's Program Committee for the 2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and reappointed to the ASA Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology.
Emeriti president of the American Sociological Association's Latino/a Section, and continued to serve on ASA Committee on Sections.
Community Service and Empowerment Plaque by the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and the Latino and Latina Roundtable at the Annual Cesar Chavez Day Pilgrimage Celebration.
The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace awarded him the "Ambassador for Peace" award.
Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
Member of the Board of Directors of the California Wilderness Coalition.
Visiting scholar of Humanities at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
Chair, Committee on the Profession, American Mathematical Society, 2007-08.
Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
Everett Helm Fellowship from Indiana University, Bloomington. 2007.
He won the "Best experimental prize" at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, 2008.
Jackie Levering Sullivan (Writing)
2009 Kentucky Bluegrass Master List Award, for her novel Annie's War.
Leah Light (Psychology)
2007 Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award from Division 20 (Adulthood and Aging) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement (DRA) Award, sponsored by the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation, is Division 20's most prestigious award. It has been established to honor researchers who have made exceptional theoretical and empirical contributions to the psychological science of aging.
Jessica McCoy (Art)
Professor McCoy was awarded the artist contract for the Metro Expo Line Vermont Station by Los Angeles County.
Susan Phillips (Ontario Program/ Environmental Studies)
Soros Justice Media fellowship. As part of her fellowship, Phillips will complete Operation Fly Trap: Gangs, Drugs and the Law, a book examining how federal policies directed at combating drugs and gangs actually generate and sustain the conditions that perpetuate poverty, crime and violence in communities of color.
Dan Segal (Anthropology and History)
Inaugural faculty director of the Center for Social Inquiry, Pitzer College's new initiative that aims to cross disciplinary and academic boundaries.
Edith Vasquez (English and World Literature)
2008 David Gray Special Collections Library Fellow at the University of Buffalo's American Poetry Archives.
Professor Vasquez was invited to teach a week-long literature workshop for the 2008 MeCha Summer Youth Leadership Conference at the University of California, Riverside.
Andre Wakefield (History)
Professor Wakefield was invited to give a series of lectures to be presented at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris in June 2008 on "Science and State in Early Modern Germany."