Namrata Ray, doctoral student, sociology, and Jugal Marfatia, graduate student, mathematics and statistics, were selected as finalists in the National Football League’s Big Data Bowl 2020 based on the innovation, accuracy, relevance, and clarity of their submission, which they presented at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, won the Michael Katz Award for best dissertation in urban history from the Urban History Association, and she won the John Scholes Transport History Research Prize from the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility.
Sarah Whitley, assistant professor, sociology, began a three-year term in August 2019 as the Region 10 Representative for the sociological honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta.
Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, was awarded the 2019 Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-term Fellowship to complete his book on Chicago’s role in shaping the Black Arts Movement. Lewis also was appointed interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver for AY 2019-20.
Tabitha Espina, doctoral candidate, English, received the 2019 Karen DePauw Leadership Award from the WSU Association of Faculty Women and Graduate School.
Justin Denney, professor, sociology, won a 2018 IPUMS Health Surveys Research Award from tne University of Minnesota Population Research Center for his coauthored article “Neighborhood Concentrated Disadvantage and Adult Mortality: Insights for Racial and Ethnic Differences” in Population Research and Policy Review.
Leah Ruiz and Brianne Posey, doctoral students, Melanie-Angela Neuilly, associate professor, and Craig Hemmens and Mary Stohr, professors, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored “Certifying Death in the United States” in Journal of Forensic Sciences. Their article also was selected as a “2018 Noteworthy Article” by the journal editors.
Sandra Cooper, associate professor, Mathematics and Statistics, was awarded a WSU Access Center Award for her work helping students in math 100 and 103.
Bala Krishnamoorthy, associate professor, mathematics and statistics, WSU Vancouver, received the WSU Vancouver Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence.
Sergey Lapin, clinical professor, Mathematics and Statistics, was awarded the 2019 Arete Outstanding Faculty Award from the WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.