Accomplishments

National Faculty Recognition and Awards

  • Jul. 20, 2021
    Alyssa Crittenden (Anthropology) has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2021 Conrad M. Arensberg award from the American Anthropological Association. This honor recognizes individuals who have furthered anthropology as a natural science.   Alyssa Crittenden’s research combines methods of evolutionary anthropology, human behavioral ecology, and...
  • May. 7, 2021
    Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was one of eight fellows selected for the 2021-22 class at the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. She will receive funding to further the national conversation regarding freedom of expression and democratic participation on college campuses....
  • Apr. 22, 2021
    Dr. Jordana Haber (Medicine) has been recognized by the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) as the recipient of the 2021 AWAEM Catalyst Award. This national award honors a female faculty member who has made outstanding contributions through clinical work, teaching, mentorship, role modeling, or administration with great local...
  • Apr. 16, 2021
    Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) has been elected to the executive committee of the Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD) of the American Nuclear Society. His three-year term will begin June 17. The ETWDD provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the...
  • Apr. 5, 2021
    Alison Netski (Medicine) has been accepted as a Fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. Her selection places her among the very best and brightest of today’s and tomorrow’s women leaders in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy. ELAM is specially for senior women faculty at...
  • Mar. 25, 2021
    Sarah York (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has accepted a 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. York's research is in chemistry education. Her dissertation research will focus on the use of systems thinking approaches to improve chemistry teaching and learning. Her advisor, MaryKay Orgill, found the following line from her ...
  • Mar. 23, 2021
    Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) was honored at the annual American Academy of Advertising conference this month by being named an elected fellow of the academy. The designation of Fellow is for a lifetime of achievement in the advancement of advertising scholarship, education, and service to the discipline. Hence, it is the Academy's broadest...
  • Mar. 23, 2021
    Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently was selected as a Fellow in the 2021 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) – sponsored by ECMC Foundation. The goal of the program is to support current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE) and provide professional...
  • Jan. 20, 2021
    Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry for a three-year term. Published by Springer Nature, the journal includes original research papers and short communications, as well as review articles relevant to the molecular basis of cellular function and disease processes. A...
  • Oct. 28, 2020
    Gregory P. Brown (Medicine) has been named Fellow of The American College of Psychiatrists. This is an honorary status that reflects dedication to the work of the American Psychological Association and signifies allegiance to the psychiatric profession.  
  • Aug. 11, 2020
    Paul Thomas Clements (Nursing) was named as part of a group of 15 new fellows inducted into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education for 2020.
  • Aug. 11, 2020
    MaryKay Orgill (Chemistry and Biochemistry) recently was selected as a fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is one of 53 people named fellow for 2020.  Orgill was recognized for contributions to biochemistry education research, for making theoretical frameworks accessible to the chemistry education research community. She also was...
  • Aug. 11, 2020
    Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently was nominated for the position of career and technical education teacher educator or researcher in the field of workforce development on the National Occupational Competency Testing Inatitute Board of Trusttees.
  • Jul. 15, 2020
    Nikkole Liesse (Lee Business) recently was named to the 2020 list of Women Inspiring Nevada by Vegas Inc. This year's 12 honorees include women who are doing inspiring work in business and philanthropy throughout the state.
  • Jul. 15, 2020
    Erika Marquez (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently was selected as a 2020 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute scholar. This competitive program aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health/health disparities research scientists, and stimulate research in the disciplines supported...