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Recent faculty awards, honors,
and large-scale grants


  • Antonia Pantoja Award for Leadership in Education, Latino Scholarship Association, Luis Fuentes, emeritus.
  • $500,000 in grants, Microsoft Corporation and AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), Ronald Hambleton, Stephen Sireci, and Hariharan Swaminathan, Center for Educational Assessment.
  • 1999-2000 SOE Outstanding Teacher Award, Masha Rudman, teacher education and curriculum studies.
  • Award of Distinction, Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association, Robert Sinclair, teacher education and curriculum studies.


  • $122,800 Rutgers University grant, Lawrence Ambs, mechanical and industrial engineering.
  • $225,000 DOE grant, Dragan Curcija, mechanical and industrial engineering.
  • Distinguished University Professor, Michael Doherty, chemical engineering.
  • $101,700 NASA grant, James Carswell, electrical and computer engineering.
  • $305,000 in California Institute of Technology grants, Israel Koren, electrical and computer engineering.
  • $238,800 NSF grant, Stephen Malkin, mechanical and industrial engineering.
  • $100,000 Mass Division of Energy Resources grant, James Manwell, mechanical and industrial engineering.
  • $110,900 Kittelson & Associates grant, David Noyce, civil and environmental engineering.
  • $135,700 NSF grant, Andrew Pazmany, electrical and computer engineering.
  • $100,100 Office of Naval Research grant, Steven Reising, electrical and computer engineering.
  • $200,000 NSF CAREER Award, Susan Roberts, chemical engineering.
  • $319,200 DSO National Laboratories grant, Daniel Schaubert, electrical and computer engineering.
  • $132,400 in Battelle/Pacific Northwest Laboratory grants; $118,000 NASA grant; Stephen Sekelsky, electrical and computer engineering.
  • $200,000 Mass Highway Department grant, Paul Shuldiner, civil and environmental engineering.
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, James Watkins, chemical engineering.
  • $105,800 DOE grant, Phillip Westmoreland, chemical engineering.
  • 1999-2000 COE Outstanding Teacher Award; $200,000 NSF CAREER Award; Alex Zheng, chemical engineering.


  • Distinguished Research Award, Allied Academies/Academy of Marketing Studies, M.J. Alhabeeb, consumer studies.
  • CFNR Outstanding Outreach Award, Kathleen Carroll, plant and soil sciences.
  • George H. Cook Distinguished Alumni Award, Rutgers University, Julius Fabos, landscape architecture and regional planning emeritus.
  • Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) Review Committee, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Paul Fissette, natural resources conservation.
  • 1999-2000 CFNR Outstanding Teacher Award, William Graves, veterinary and animal sciences.
  • Service Award, Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association; Robert Helgesen, Interim Vice Chancellor for Outreach.
  • 1999-2000 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award, Todd Fuller, natural resources conservation.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Continuing Forestry Education Accomplishment, Society of American Foresters, David Kittredge, natural resources conservation.
  • $238,000 USDA award, Robert Levin, food sciences.
  • 1999-2000 CFNR Outstanding Teacher Award, Patricia McGirr, landscape architecture and regional planning.
  • 1999-2000 Distinguished Outreach Award; CFNR Outstanding Outreach Award; $152,000 U.S. Department of Commerce grant for Center for Economic Development; John Mullin, landscape architecture and regional planning.
  • CFNR Outstanding Advisor Award, Richard Rogers, resource economics.
  • CFNR Outstanding Outreach Award, Patricia Vittum, entomology.
    Deanship, CFNR, Cleve Willis, resource economics.
  • CFNR Outstanding Outreach Award, Thomas Waskiewicz, extension.


  • $100,000 DOE grant, Chad Nelson, Environmental Institute.


  • 2000-01 Senior Fellow in Residence, Joseph Smith Institute of Religion, Brigham Young University, Mario DePillis, history emeritus.
  • 1999-2000 CHFA Outstanding Teacher Award, Lyn Frazier, linguistics.
  • 1999-2000 CHFA Outstanding Teacher Award, Anne Herrington, English.
  • President-elect, Music Educators National Conference, Willie Hill Jr., music.
  • Presiding Officer, UMass Faculty Senate, Frank Hugus, Germanic languages and literature.
  • 1999-2000 CHFA Outstanding Teacher Award, Angel Loureiro, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Secretary, UMass Faculty Senate, Ernest May, music and dance.
  • Chair, College Section Nominating Committee, National Council of Teachers of English, Charles Moran, English.
  • Ken Book Award for Outstanding Literary Contribution to Better Understanding of Mental Illness, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; Visiting Professorship, Harvard Medical School; Jay Neugeboren, English.
  • Gold Award for Dramatic Adaptation, Worldfest Film Festival, Julian Olf, theater.
  • 1999-2000 Distinguished Teaching Award, Marios Philippides, classics.
  • Brooklyn Conservatory Music Award, Billy Taylor, music and dance.
  • Member, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fred Tillis, music and dance emeritus.
  • $100,000 National Theatre Artist Residency Program grant, Pew Charitable Trusts and Theatre Communications Group, Roberta Uno, theater.
  • 1999-2000 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award, Richard Yarde, art.


  • 1999-2000 SOM Outstanding Teacher Award, Thomas Brashear-Alejandro, marketing.
  • 1999-2000 SOM Outstanding Teacher Award, Agha Iqbal Ali, finance and operations management.


  • $132,790 NSF grant, Mark Abbott, geosciences.
  • $224,800 NSF grant, W. Richards Adrion, computer science.
  • $300,000 NSF grant, Ray Arnold, physics and astronomy.
  • $220,000 NSF Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Program grant, David Mix Barrington, computer science.
  • 1999-2000 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award, William Bemis, biology.
  • $430,820 in NSF grants, $150,000 DOE grant; Ray Bradley, geosciences.
  • $154,470 NIH grant; $132,924 research contract, University of Alabama; Vivian Budnik, biochemistry.
  • 1999-2000 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Bruce Byers, academic coordinator, biology.
  • $270,000 NSF grant, Donald Candela, physics and astronomy.
  • $100,025 NSF grant, Maura Cannon, biochemistry.
  • $144,420 Hewlett Packard grant, James Capistran, polymer science and engineering.
  • $669,505 in DOD grants, Paul Cohen, computer science.
  • $349,760 in DOD grants, William Croft, computer science.
  • $105,535 DOE grant, Richard Ellis, mathematics and statistics.
  • $301,046 FAA grant, Richard Farris, polymer science and engineering.
  • $153,000 USDE grant; $106,904 DOD grant, Sam Gido, polymer science and engineering.
  • $404,726 DOD grant, Rod Grupen, computer science.
  • $165,000 USDA grant, David Gross, biochemistry.
  • $186,350 NIH grant, Daniel Hebert, biochemistry.
  • Interim dean of NSM, Robert Hallock, physics.
  • $385,000 DOE grant, Richard Kofler, physics and astronomy.
  • $355,600 in TASC grants, James Kurose, computer science.
  • $2.4 million NSF grant, Cliff Konold, Scientific Reasoning Research Institute.
  • $343,140 DOD grant, Victor Lesser, computer science.
  • 1999-2000 CNSM Outstanding Teacher Award, C. Peter Lillya, chemistry.
  • $170,210 NIH grant, Thomas Mason, biochemistry.
  • 1999-2000 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award; $100,000 ONR grant; Thomas McCarthy, polymer science and engineering.
  • $378,205 research contract, University of Utah, Kathryn McKinley, computer science.
  • $229,150 research contract, Louisiana State University, Jose Mestre, physics and astronomy.
  • Wilmer D. Barrett Chair in Polymer Science and Engineering, Murugappan Muthukumar, polymer science and engineering.
  • 1999-2000 CNSM Outstanding Teacher Award, Richard O’Brien, biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • $106,905 DOD grant, Gerald Peterson, physics and astronomy.
  • Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, Rutherford Platt, geosciences.
  • $194,295 NIH grant, Sandra Petersen, biology.
  • $600,000 NSF grant, Ed Riseman, computer science.
  • $175,040 NIH grant, Vincent Rotello, chemistry.
  • 1999-2000 CNSM Outstanding Teacher Award, Stephen Schneider, physics and astronomy.
  • $200,000 NSF CAREER Award, NSF, Prashant Shenoy, computer science.
  • $220,000 NSF grant, Donald St. Mary, mathematics and statistics.
  • $286,170 NIH grant, Lawrence Schwartz, biology.
  • Interim dean of Commonwealth College, Linda Slakey, dean.
  • $181,590 NIH, grant, Lynmarie Thompson, chemistry.
  • $294,480 DOD grant, Don Towsley, computer science.
  • 1999-2000 CNSM Outstanding Teacher Award, Mark Tuominen, physics and astronomy.
  • 1999-2000 Distinguished Teaching Award, William Vining, chemistry.
  • $230,000 NASA grant, Martin Weinberg, physics and astronomy.
  • $128,190 NSF grant, Michael Williams, geosciences.
  • $220,360 NIH grant, Christopher Woodcock, biology.
  • $100,000 NSF grant, Robert Zimmerman, biochemistry.
  • $294,065 NIH grant, Thomas Zoeller, biology. nursing
  • 1999-2000 SON Outstanding Teacher Award, Genevieve Chandler.
  • Award for Excellence in Education, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International; director, University of Massachusetts-Simmons School Health Institute; Christine King.
  • 1999-2000 Service Learning Fellowship Award, Karen Plotkin.
  • 1999-2000 Service Learning Fellowship Award, Joan Roche.


  • 1999-2000 SPHHS Outstanding Teacher Award, Mary Andrianopoulos, communication disorders.
  • Carnegie Scholar, Pew National Fellowship Program, Jane Baran, communication disorders.
  • $400,000 four-year American Diabetes Association grant; $150,000 National Institutes of Health grant; Lisa Chasan-Taber, biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • 2000-2001 American Council on Education Fellow, Linda Nolan, environmental health sciences.


  • Fellow, American Statistical Association, Douglas Anderton, sociology.
  • 2000-2001 Visiting Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Nancy Folbre, economics.
  • 1999-2000 Distinguished Teaching Award, Sut Jhally, communication.
  • 1999-2000 Distinguished Outreach Award, Art Keene, anthropology.
  • Carnegie Scholar, Pew National Fellowship Program; 1999-2000 CSBS Outstanding Teacher Award; Deirdre Royster, sociology.
  • 1999-2000 CSBS Outstanding Teacher Award, Richard Wolff, economics.


  • Outstanding Service Award, Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Association for Computing Machinery, Copper Giloth, director of academic computing.
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Sandra Pirrello, Arts and Sciences Advising Center.
  • Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association, Cora Marrett, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
  • Regional Recognition Award, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Marcellette Williams, deputy chancellor.
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