Faculty Achievements 2008-2009
Awards & Honors
Bill Anthes (Art History)
Professor Anthes received the Project Pericles Civic Engagement Course Development Award. Fall 2008.
Alicia Bonaparte (Sociology)
Professor Bonaparte received the Nicholas R. Doman Fellowship in the Social Sciences. 2009.
Stacy Brown (Mathematics)
Professor Brown received the Best Paper Award from the SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education for "Exploring Epistemological Obstacles to the Development of Mathematics Induction" presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of RUME.
Jose Calderon (Sociology, Chicano/a Studies)
Professor Calderon received the 2009 Dreamkeeper Award from the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Alliance of African American Educators. He was appointed to the American Sociological Association's Program Committee for the 2010 Annual Meeting and was selected to serve on the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology Committee and the Committee on Sections.
Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
Professor Faulstich was the honorable speaker at the World Environment and Climate Outlook meeting held at the National Museum of the Republic, Brazil.
Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
Professor Herrold-Menzies was invited to be a member of the Committee on United States-China Relations.
Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
Professor Jorge was appointed to the editorial board of Hispania as an associate editor of pedagogy for the 2009-2011 term.
Leah Light (Psychology)
Professor Light was named chair-elect for the American Psychological Association's Publications and Communications Board and she chaired the American Psychological Association's Electronic Resources Advisory Committee.
Susan Phillips (Anthropology)
Professor Phillips was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship for her work to reform indigent defense, reduce juvenile incarceration and improve prison conditions.
Jackie Levering Sullivan (Modern Languages, Literature and Culture)
Professor Levering Sullivan's novel Annie's War was named a finalist for the 2009-2010 Children's Crown Award. She received the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association and the Foothill Reading Council and was the keynote speaker at a Foothill Reading Council meeting.
Laura Skandera Trombley (President/ English and World Literature)
President Skandera Trombley received the 2008 Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Edith Vasquez (English and World Literature)
Professor Vasquez received a National Humanities Center Summer Literary Seminar Fellowship.
Kathleen S. Yep (Asian American Studies)
Professor Yep's novel Dragon's Child was named a Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice for 2009. Dragon's Child was also selected as a New York Public Library "Top 100 Books to Read and Share in 2008."