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Honors and Awards

 Notable research achievements by USU faculty in 2009



Alexander Boldyrev (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received the Utah Award of the American Chemical Society.


Damon Cann (History) received the Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for best book in legislative studies published in 2008 for Sharing the Wealth: Member Contributions and the Exchange Theory of Party Influence in the US House of Representatives.


Lawrence Cannon (Mathematics and Statistics), Robert Heal (Mathematics and Statistics), James Dorward (Elementary Education), and Joel Duffin (Instructional Technology) received the 2009 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.


Susan Crowley (Psychology) was named Fellow in the Society of Personality Assessment.


Lawrence Culver (History) was named Fellow in the Rachel Carson Center for Environmental Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich and the Deutsches Museum.


Farrell Edwards (Physics) received the 2009 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.


Ron Gillam (Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education) received the Editor’s award from the Journal of Speech, Hearing, and Language Research.


Sarah Gordon (Languages, Philosphy and Speech Communication) received the Huntington Library 2009–10 RMMLA Fellowship Award.


Conly Hansen (Nutrition and Food Sciences) was named Fellow in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.


Brian Higginbotham (Family, Consumer and Human Development) received the 2009 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Council on Family Relations.


Mike Kuhns (Wildland Resources) was named president of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.


Oenardi Lawanto (Engineering and Technology Education) was named New Faculty Fellow in the National Academy of Engineering-Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education.


J. Robert Malko (Economics) received the Outstanding Service (research-related) Award from the Society of Utility and Regulatory Analysts.


Darren McAvoy (Wildland Resources) received the Communication Award from the Intermountain Society of American Foresters.


Terry A. Messmer, Todd Black, Nicki Frey, Lorien Belton, and Rae Ann Hart (Wildland Resources) received the 2009 Extension Specialist Association Agent Cooperator Award.


Maria C. Norton (Family, Consumer and Human Development) was named Fellow in the American-Scandinavian Foundation.


David Peak (Physics) received the 2009 Carnegie Professor of the Year for the state of Utah.


Doug Ramsey (Wildland Resources) received the Outstanding Service Award from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.


Don Roberts (Biology) received the Society for Invertebrate Pathology’s 2009 Founders’ Honoree award.


Sarah Rule (Center for Persons with Disabilities) received the 2008 Outstanding Acheivement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.


Chuck Salzberg (Special Education and Rehabilitation) was named Vice President of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.


Jack Schmidt (Watershed Sciences) was named Researcher of the Year by the National Park Service, Intermountain Region.


Kimberly Sullivan (Biology) was named President-Elect of the Cooper Ornithological Society.


William Fedkeneheuer, Rebecca McFaul, Russell Fallstad, and Anne Francis of the Fry Street Quartet (Music) received the 2009 Best of State award in Performing Arts, Instrumental Group category.


Frederic H. Wagner (Wildland Resources) received the Wildlife Society’s Book of the Year award for Yellowstone’s Destabilized Ecosystem/Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict.


Brian Warnick (Agricultural Systems Technology and Education) received an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association.


Timothy Wolters (History) received the Meritorius Service Medal for supporting critical Pacific Fleet operations, which was awarded by the US President.


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