Honors and awards

May 2020

Campbell receives nutrition and dietetics medallion award

Christina Campbell, associate professor in food science and human nutrition, received the 2020 Medallion Award from the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award recognizes a member of the academy who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made exceptional contributions to the dietetic profession.

Gilligan named Fellow of Gerontological Society of America

Megan Gilligan, an associate professor in human development and family studies, was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Gilligan's fellow status was awarded through the behavioral and social sciences section of the organization, and was unanimously approved by the GSA board in recognition of her outstanding expertise, continuing work and leadership in the field of gerontology.

Smith named 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and an associate professor of political science, was named a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Smith is one of 27 fellows announced by the New York-based Carnegie Corporation. Recipients earn financial support for high-caliber scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society.

Smith's Carnegie project will explore how faith shapes individual responses to climate change. Using Brazil and Kenya as case studies, she will show that contrary to popular belief, Christian and Muslim theology often promote environmental protection. She will explore how religious leaders and communities that adopt "environmentalist theologies" compatible with both science and faith have enormous potential to mobilize support for policies to address climate change.

21 faculty honored for their peer mentoring

21 Iowa State faculty are being honored for their service as peer mentors. For the last seven years, the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award has recognized faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of the university's mentoring program. Winners are nominated by their "mentees" for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers. This spring's honorees are:

  • Nick Christians, horticulture
  • Stephanie Clark, food science and human nutrition
  • Tina Coffelt, English
  • Matt DeLisi, sociology
  • Jeffrey Essner, genetics, development and cell biology
  • Shauna Hallmark, civil, construction and environmental engineering
  • Connie Hargrave, School of Education
  • Dermot Hayes, economics and finance
  • Andy Hochstetler, sociology
  • Derald Holtkamp, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine
  • Albert Jergens, veterinary clinical sciences
  • Charlie Kostelnick, English
  • Gordon Miller, chemistry
  • Jonathan Mochel, biomedical sciences
  • Gregory Oakes, music and theatre
  • Peter Orazem, economics
  • Chris Rehmann, civil, construction and environmental engineering
  • Jeanne Serb, ecology, evolution and organismal biology
  • Amy Toth, ecology, evolution and organismal biology
  • Alan Wanamaker Jr., geological and atmospheric sciences
  • Doug Wieczorek, School of Education