Faculty Accolades

June 15, 2022

Peck Palmer Appointed AAAC President Elect

Octavia Peck Palmer, PhD, FAACC, has been elected to serve on the AACC board of directors as president-elect starting in August 2022. Following this, she will serve successive terms as the...

May 19, 2022

Vanitha Swaminathan named co-editor of the Journal of Marketing

Pitt Business professor Vanitha Swaminathan has been named a co-editor for the Journal of Marketing, the premier scholarly journal in the marketing field, effective in July 2022.

May 12, 2022

Roberts Wins Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize

Assistant Professor of History Alaina E. Roberts has been awarded the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for her first book, I've Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native...

May 6, 2022

Murray elected president of the ASCB

Sandra A. Murray, a professor in Pitt’s Department of Cell Biology, was elected president of the American Society for Cell Biology for 2024.

April 26, 2022

Pitt historian Keisha N. Blain is a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

The award supports highly original research in the humanities and social sciences that has the potential for both impact in the scholar’s field and wide public appeal.  

April 8, 2022

Blain, Harvey Named 2022 Guggenheim Fellows

The Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the list of this year’s Guggenheim Fellows from a pool of 180 scientists, writers and artists across 51 fields.

April 7, 2022

Ogundayo Receives Fulbright for Study in West Africa

’BioDun Ogundayo, associate professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to study, teach and...

March 23, 2022

Dean Valerie Kinloch coauthors book, 'Where is the Justice: Engaged Pedagogies in Schools and Communities'

Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, released a new co-authored book titled, “Where is the Justice: Engaged Pedagogies in Schools and Communities” (...

March 23, 2022

Leigh Patel elected to National Academy of Education

Leigh Patel, professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd), an honorific society of scholars and educators who make...

March 16, 2022

Pitt’s Waverly Duck wins Scholarly Achievement Award

Waverly Duck, an associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, won the North Central Sociological Association's (NCSA)...

March 15, 2022

Pitt's Dan Ding, Lori Delale-O’Connor and Medina Jackson present at SXSW 2022

Three people from the University of Pittsburgh presented at SXSW 2022. The 10-day festival in Austin, Texas, brings together entertainers, technologists, education specialists and other innovators...

February 25, 2022

ICYMI: A conversation on class, gender and fiction

Black History Month celebrations at Pitt kicked off with an event featuring Pitt Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Robin Brooks discussing her latest book, “Class Interruptions: Inequality...

February 25, 2022

Tagbo Niepa receives Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation

Tagbo Niepa, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the...

February 24, 2022

Alaina E. Roberts is a finalist for Los Angeles Times book prize

Alaina E. Roberts, assistant professor of history in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, is a finalist for this year’s Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the history category.

February 9, 2022

Amber Johnson earns 2022 Escalator Award for Research

Amber Johnson, a Pitt assistant professor of medicine, is one of four recipients of the 2022 Escalator...