Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2011-2012
Awards and Honors

Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Finalist, Yale Series of Younger Poets, for poetry manuscript The Hungry Pronouns, 2012.

Martha Barcenas-Mooradian (Community Engagement Center)
Appointed chair of Crossroads, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides housing, education, support and counseling for women who have been incarcerated, Claremont, CA, June 2012.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
Named the founding director of Pitzer's Institute for Global Local Action and Study (IGLAS).

José Zapata Calderón (Sociology and Chicano Studies, Emeritus)
Elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Congressional District 32, April 29, 2012.

Ciara Ennis (Pitzer Art Galleries)
Guest curator, Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, May 2012.

Served on a panel of judges for the BritWeek T4C Artists Competition, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Arts Association, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles, CA, April 12-28, 2012.

Guest critic, Interdisciplinary Graduate Critique, Art Department, California State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, December 2011.

Nominator, Santa Fe Prize for Photography, CENTRE, Santa Fe, NM, October 2011.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Analysis)
Member, editorial board of the journal, Rock Art Research, 1983-present.

Member, Fulbright National Screening Committee: Australia, 2010-present.

Ethel Jorge (Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures)
Associate Editor, Hispania: the Journal for the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 2009-2012.

Reviewed the Hispanic Language Literature and Culture Program at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD in February 2012, in collaboration with Professor Christine Henseler from Union College.

Alex Juhasz (Media Studies)
Distinguished Visiting Faculty in Film Studies, University of Colorado Boulder, summer 2012.

Co-editor, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Moving Image Review section, 2008-present.

Brian L. Keeley (Philosophy; Science, Technology and Society)
Sabbatical visitor, Neuroethology Lab, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal, April-June, 2012.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
Board member, Los Angeles Filmforum, Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Freewaves, 2011-present.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)
Co-editor, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Moving Image Review section, 2008-present.

Milton S. Machuca (Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures)
Elected Vice President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 2012.

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts (Keck Science Department)
Elected Council Member for the Board of Directors, the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, June 2012.

Erich Steinman (Sociology)
Named Project Pericles Faculty Leader for community-engaged teaching and scholarship project completed in fall 2011 (2010-2011 cycle).

Bryan Thines (Keck Science Department)
One of 26 scientists selected to participate in the US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute's Undergraduate Research Program in Microbial Genome Annotation.

KaMala Thomas (Psychology)
Member, The American Psychosomatic Society's 2012 program committee.

Christine Victorino (Office of Assessment; First Year Seminar)
Recipient, Multivariate Software Award, Western Psychological Association, 2012.

Rudi Volti (Sociology, Emeritus)
Book review editor for Transfers: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Mobility Studies, 2009-present.

Albert Wachtel (Creative Studies)
Member, Writer's Guild, a distinction granted to writers whose work has been performed in film or on television, 2011.