2009 Research and Creative Activities (RCA) Awards recipients

Most Promising Undergraduate Researcher

Karlie Knudtsen

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Stephanie Wolff

Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry

Most Promising Graduate Researcher

Jared Hopkins

Pre-doctoral Master of Arts, Department of Psychology

Katrina Taylor

PhD candidate, Department of Politics and International Affairs

Most Promising New Scholar

Ann Huffman

Assistant professor, Department of Psychology

David Wagner

Assistant professor, Biological Science

Honorable mention: Luis Fernandez

Assistant professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Honorable mention: Stephanie Hurst

Assistant professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Most Effective Research Mentor

Thomas Alcoze

Professor, School of Forestry

Susan Deeds

Professor, Department of History

Larry Stevens

Professor, Department of Psychology

Most Significant Creative or Artistic Work

Monica Brown

Associate professor, Department of English
My Name is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito, Rising Moon, 2007.

Paula Rice

Professor, School of Art (Ceramics)
The Planet Series (series of ceramic figures)

Most Significant Scholarly Work

Paul Dutton

Professor, Department of History
Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of the Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France, Cornell University Press, 2007

David Schlosberg

Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs
Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature, Oxford University Press, 2007

Thomas Whitham, et al. (six co-authors and five with current or past university affiliations)

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
“Extending Genomics to Natural Communities and Ecosystems,” Science, Vol. 320, No. 5875, (2008): 492-495

Honorable mention: Steven Barger

Associate professor, Department of Psychology
“Hypertension Labelling Was Associated with Poorer Self-rated Health in the Third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” Journal of Human Hypertension, (2006) 20:117-123

Honorable mention: Kristen Swanson

Professor, School of Communication
“Travel Motivations as Souvenir Purchase Indicators,” Tourism Management, (2006) 27:671-683