Honors and awards

September 2022

Lucht receives annual 'best article' award

Tracy Lucht, associate professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, received the 2022 Best Article Award from American Journalism, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Journalism Historians Association. The award honored the best scholarship published in the journal between summer 2021 and spring 2022. Lucht's study, "Amelia Bloomer, The Lily and Early Feminist Discourse in the U.S.," appeared in the fall 2021 edition.

Dees receives research fellowship

Sarah Dees, assistant professor of American religions, received a 2022-23 American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Recipients of AAUW grants and fellowships pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Dees' fellowship year is devoted to finishing her first book, which examines Smithsonian research on Native American religions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Pease recognized for decades of environmental service

Jim Pease, associate professor emeritus of natural resources ecology and management, received the 2022 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The award recognizes Iowans who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of Iowa's natural environment and encouraging others to do the same. Pease taught wildlife interpretation courses and served as statewide extension wildlife specialist for 24 years, retiring in 2008. He continues to work with numerous private and government conservation units to develop programming and resources for the public.

Cunningham recognized for national committee work

Brandy Cunningham, youth and volunteer programs manager for the office of risk management, received the 2022 Committee Member of the Year award from the Higher Education Protection Network (HEPNet). The award recognizes an individual for exemplary acts of service, leadership among peers and "going above and beyond in committee service." Cunningham served as co-chair for this year's HEPNet conference, which partnered with the University Risk Management and Insurance Association to share learning opportunities.