Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2009-2010
Awards & Honors

Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
First place: Poetry, International Queer Writing Competition, 2009, sponsored by Chroma Journal.

José Z. Calderón (Sociology and Chicano Studies)
Appointed to serve on the American Sociological Association 2010 Program Committee by President Evelyn Nakano Glen, January 2009-August 2010.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
Won a Lester Ford award for best article(s) in the American Mathematical Monthly for her article "Why Did Lagrange 'Prove' the Parallel Postulate?," vol. 116, pp. 3-18. (2009).

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
Named Associate Editor of Hispania, the national refereed journal of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
Recipient of City of Los Angeles (COLA) Award, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA.

Jessica McCoy (Art)
First place for Bathroom II, "Nudes in the 21st Century competition," Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR, 2010.

Recipient of an Ox-Bow Artist Residency through the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009.

Recipient of the Purchase Award for Frenchies, "Art of Our Century," Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, 2010.

Recipient of the Carter Sexton Award for Bathroom 1, "SCORE," Viva Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2010.

Donald McFarlane (Environmental Analysis)
Elected to membership of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, October 2009.

Served as an official delegate to the 15th International Congress of Speleology, July 2009.

Rudi Volti (Emeritus, Sociology)
Appointed book editor for the journal Transfers: New Mobility Studies.

Andre Wakefield (History)
Appointed to the Editorial Board of Isis (Quarterly Journal of the History of Science Society), January 2010.

B. Scott Williams (Chemistry)
Recipient of a NITLE and Academic Commons Community Contribution Award (for VIPEr) for exemplary projects that make effective use of available technologies and resources ("Innovative Practices for Challenging Times"). With Ethan Benatan, Jezmynne Dene, Hilary Eppley, Margret Geselbracht, Elizabeth Jamieson, Adam Johnson, Barbara Reisner, Joanne Stewart, and Lori Watson.