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Faculty awards, honors and grants

You know them as humble teachers and staff who bring joy, a sense of purpose to their service to students, and a deep commitment to exploration in their chosen fields. But many College of Integrative Sciences and Arts faculty and staff are also rock stars at ASU and in their professional communities, recognized nationally and internationally for their achievements as scholars, teachers, mentors and leaders.

Awards and honors

Listed by faculty last name

Patience Akpan-Obong

Fellow, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Award, Winter 2022

Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago

Dr. Eugene Garcia Outstanding Latina/o Faculty Award, Research in Higher Education 

ASU Catalyst Award, Committee for Campus Inclusion, ASU

Heather Bateman

Outstanding Graduate Mentor, ASU Graduate College

Charlie Painter Award for excellence in herpetology mentorship, Southwest PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)

Denise Bates

Fellow, American Indian Policy Institute Thought Leaders (inaugural cohort), ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Featured Author, Tribal Law and  Economics Conference, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Stephen Carradini

ABC Rising Star Award, Association for Business Communication

Tony Clark

Elected, USMC Scout Sniper Association Board of Directors; appointed VP of Education and to spearhead a multi-year project to establish a fallen snipers memorial at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Lorena Cuya Gavilano

Fulbright Scholar Award, Peru, 2022-2023

Frank Dillon

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 17 (Counseling Psychology

Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez

Silver Medal Award, International Latino Book Awards

Award Finalist, New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, New Mexico Book Co-op

Honorable Mention, ASU Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Dr. Manuel Servín Faculty Award, Chicano/Latino Faculty Staff Association, ASU

2022 Early Career Award, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)

Aaron Hess 

Fulbright All Disciplines Award, 2022-23, Bergen, Norway

Jessica Hirshorn

Fulbright Scholar Grant, Poland

Asao B. Inoue

Distinguished Speaker, Southern Arizona Geographers’ Association (SAGA), the graduate student association of the School of Geography, Development and Environment, University of Arizona

Mirna Lattouf

Fellow, Rotary International Foundation, Rotary Foundation

Claire Lauer

Award, 2021 Rudolph J. Joenk Jr. Best Paper in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Professional Communication Society

J. Jeffries McWhirter

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 2 (Teaching)

Kelly Nelson

Fulbright Scholar, Visiting lecturer, Japan

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary Degree, Carnegie-Mellon University

Paradise On Fire” named The Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2021 Best of the Best Books; Junior Library Guild Selection; Project Lit Community Selection, Kids’ Indie Next Pick, Audiofile Earphones Award Winner; and Cadmus Children’s Fiction Award winner for the 2022 Green Earth Book Award.

Magic City” reissued paperback, HarperPerennial, for the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Black Brother, Black Brother,” Scholastic Book Club and Book Fair Pick, Junior Library Guild Selection 

Ghost Boys” (novel/film), Steph Curry’s media company, Unanimous, and Netflix are producing the film

Jennifer Pereira

Outstanding Mentor Award, Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Ashley K. Randall

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 52 (International Psychology)

Emerging Professional Award, University of Arizona, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends 

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Faculty Women’s Association, ASU

Shillana Sanchez

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, ASU Faculty Women’s Association

Mai Trinh

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, ASU Faculty Women’s Association

Sarah Viren

Award Finalist, National Magazine Award in Feature Writing, American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)

Grants

Listed by faculty name.

Fábio Albuquerque

Co-Principal Investigator, USDA: Forest Service, $84,982

Co-Principal Investigator, Arizona Game and Fish Department, $88,000

Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago

Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities, $99,843

Heather Bateman

Principal Investigator, USDA: Forest Service, $84,982

Denise Bates

Co-Principal Investigator, Social and Economic Development Strategies Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $865,023

Stephen Carradini

Project Investigator, SIG on Design of Communication, Association for Computing Machinery Career Advancement Grant

Elizabeth Castillo

Investigator, Institute for Social Science Research, ASU, $7,960

Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez

Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grant, Whiting Foundation, $10,000

Yun Kang

Principal Investigator. NSF-Mathematical Biology Program, $175,935

Principal Investigator. The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Studying Complex Systems Scholar Award, $450,000

Principal Investigator. NSF-Mathematical Biology Program, $290,436

Co-Investigator. USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, $681,708

Co-Investigator. DOD-ARMY: Army Material Command, $512,535

Co-Investigator. DOD: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), $504,239

Co-Principal Investigator. NSF IOS/DMS, $500,000

Co-Principal Investigator. NSF of China, RMB 638,0000

Research Partnerships. Research Council of Norway, NOK 10,348,000

Jeffrey Kingsbury

Co-investigator. Institute for Social Science Research, ASU, $8,000

Robert Kirsch

Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation, $99,998.00 (added to previous award, total grant amount is $497,585.00)

Kat Lambrecht

Principal Investigator. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Grant, with University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute, $485,382

Claire Lauer

Co-Principal Project Investigator, Piper Charitable Trust, $5,000,000

Jesse Lewis

Co-Principal Project Investigator, San Diego Supercomputer Center, $56,515.00
Marianne Moore

Co-Principal Investigator, Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Grant, $32,996 ($133,493 total for project, with matching)

Principal Investigator, US Fish and Wildlife Service White-nose Syndrome Research Grant, 2021-2022, $181,684 ($236,190 total for project, with matching)

Em Matsuno

Co-Principal Investigator, sub-award on $2.2 million HIH: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities grant

Xihong Peng

Fellow, Vebleo, Materials Science, Engineering and Technology

Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, $285,000 

Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation Grant, $280,000 

C. Ryan Penton

Co-Principal Project Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, $469,000

Ashley K. Randall

Principal Investigator, Mental Research Institute, $24,987

Principal Investigator, Mental Research Institute, $9,995

Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Human Resource Development, $965,638

Steven Saul

Co-Principal Investigator, The POSEIDON model for ocean fisheries, The Oceans Conservancy, $2,073,000 (sub-award to ASU $556,344)

Igor Shovkovy

Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, $286,999

Maxim Sukharev

Principal Investigator, DOD-USAF-AFRL: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), $296,262.00

Katyana Vert-Pre Kirk

Co-Principal Investigator, The POSEIDON model for ocean fisheries, The Oceans Conservancy, $2,073,000 (sub-award to ASU $556,344).

Wenwei Zheng

Principal Investigator, R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award from the NIH-National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), $1.8 million

Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation Grant, $397,915 

Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation Grant, $273,519

 

All-college awards and grants

 

CISA annually recognizes faculty and staff contributors to outstanding teaching, student success efforts, and innovation.

 

Recent CISA award and grant recipients