In their classrooms, offices, labs, and studios, members of the Trinity College faculty work to advance their fields and educate their students. The Office of the Dean of the Faculty recently shared highlights of the exceptional work by faculty that has been honored by academic and professional organizations.
“This is just a small sample of the breadth of our faculty’s engaged scholarship, which has been recognized publicly with these impressive awards,” said Sonia Cardenas, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science.
Recent faculty accomplishments include:
- Professor of Language and Culture Studies Carol Any’s book, The Soviet Writers’ Union and Its Leaders: Identity and Authority under Stalin, has been awarded this year’s University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies.
- Joe Bronzino, Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science, Emeritus, received a Professional Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
- Assistant Professor of Engineering Clay Byers, who co-founded a startup company called Tendo during his time at Princeton University, received a 2021 Edison Patent Award for enabling technology from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.
- Charles A. Dana Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano’s book of photographs, Hartford Seen, is a finalist for the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards best nonfiction book in the Spirit of Connecticut Award category.
- Associate Professor of Chemistry Michelle Kovarik, as Principal Investigator, and Associate Professor of Mathematics Sebastian Skardal have received a major multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation (“Microelectrophoretic and Statistical Tools for Studies of Kinase- and ROS-Based Signaling in Dictyostelium discoideum”).
- Assistant Professor of Sociology Alyson Spurgas was the 2021 Award Recipient of the First Book Prize from the Cultural Studies Association for her book, Diagnosing Desire: Biopolitics and Femininity into the Twentieth-First Century.
- Professor of Sociology Johnny Williams received the 2021 Joseph B. Gittler Award of The Society for the Study of Social Problems, in recognition of his significant scholarly achievements.