Faculty Accolades

December 13, 2021

Keisha N. Blain’s work named among ‘best history books’ by Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine has named history Associate Professor Keisha N. Blain’s new book, “Until I am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America” (Beacon Press, 2021), as one of the best...

November 10, 2021

Tracey Conti elected as new chair of Department of Family Medicine

Tracey Conti has been appointed as the new chair of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine.

September 27, 2021

Anto-Ocrah Earns NINDS Award

Dr. Martina Anto-Ocrah was awarded a 5-year K01 Faculty Development Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in support of her study of the impact of head injury on...

September 24, 2021

Historian Keisha N. Blain named New America Fellow

On Sept. 21, Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and writer, and associate professor of history in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, added one more prestigious award to...

September 10, 2021

Darris Means selected for Rockefeller Fellowship to study rural education

Darris Means, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been selected as a 2021 Richard P. Nathan Policy Fellow of the Rockefeller Institute of Government....

September 3, 2021

James Huguley Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Social Work

Associate Professor James Huguley has been named the School of Social Work’s inaugural associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion (ADDEI). The ADDEI will provide essential leadership and...

August 26, 2021

Leigh Patel Publishes New Book

Leigh Patel, a professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations and Policy, has published her new book titled, “No Study Without...

August 26, 2021

Utibe Essien Receives AAMC Award

Utibe Essien, assistant professor of medicine in Pitt’s School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2021 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award.

August 20, 2021

Michele Reid-Vazquez Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Michele Reid-Vazquez, associate professor of Africana Studies, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Higher Education grant for her proposed institute, “...

August 17, 2021

Announcing The 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2021

Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP recognize 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region. Here, they proudly announce the...

August 12, 2021

Waverly Duck Wins Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

University of Pittsburgh faculty member Waverly Duck has won the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s (SSSI) Charles Horton Cooley Book Award for “Tacit Racism.” The book, co-authored...

July 12, 2021

SEEN: 2021 Onyx Woman Leadership Awards

Audrey J. Murrell, associate dean of Pitt's College of Business Administration and a professor of business administration, was named The Woman of the Year during the 2021 Onyx Woman Leadership...

June 15, 2021

Paul T. Harper Co-Authors Journal Special Issue on Business Ethics and Racial Justice

Pitt Business faculty member Paul T. Harper is co-author of a Journal of Business Ethics special issue on the topic of racial justice. The journal’s “Virtual Special Issue on Eradicating...

June 15, 2021

Professor Keisha N. Blain Awarded Prestigious Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study

Professor Keisha N. Blain (Department of History) has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey. IAS is one of the world's leading...

June 15, 2021

Valerie Kinloch to Chair NCTE Convention

Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the Pitt School of Education, will serve as program chair of the 2021 annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE...