Honors and awards

November 2016

National award for dissertation excellence

Kelly-Lynn Odenweller, lecturer in the psychology department, received the Sandra Petronio Dissertation Excellence Award from the National Communication Association (family communication division) this month. Her dissertation's title is "Communicating to Resolve the ‘Mommy Wars’: Testing Communicated Stereotypes and the Common Ingroup Identity Model With Stay-at-Home and Working Mothers."

Acker elected to leadership post in confederation

David Acker, associate dean for academic and global programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was elected senior vice president of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences. The organization brings higher education associations together for global understanding and cooperation. It also provides leadership, research and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences.

Hogberg honored for agriculture leadership

Maynard Hogberg, emeritus professor and former animal science department chair was honored for his contributions to the nation’s livestock industry when his portrait was added to the Saddle and Sirloin Gallery. Hogberg’s portrait was unveiled as the newest entry in the Saddle and Sirloin Club Portrait Collection, a 113-year-old tradition honoring leaders who have demonstrated lifetime achievements and provided outstanding service to animal agriculture.

Wintersteen receives national service award

Wendy Wintersteen, dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the 2016 recipient of the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The award is presented to a person or group in appreciation for service to agriculture other than directly in the farm management and rural appraisal professions. Wintersteen was honored for her "tireless efforts and commitment to agriculture and her leadership and contributions to Iowa, national and international agriculture."

Karpova, Lee receive mid-career awards

Associate professors in apparel, merchandising and design Elena Karpova and Young-A Lee each received the International Textile and Apparel Association's Mid-Career Excellence Award. The award recognizes, in part, their distinguished scholarly and research accomplishments.

Edward Yu named fellow of physics society

Edward Yu, professor in the department of physics and astronomy and Ames Laboratory scientist, was elected a 2016 fellow of the American Physics Society. Yu was recognized for "distinguished contributions to the field of efflux transporters, which mediate resistance to a variety of antimicrobials in bacteria, and his research into the crystallography of integral membrane proteins."