Spotlight: Find out why USF’s Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, vice provost of diversity engagement and community outreach, presented to a United Nations' panel about USF, and which USF professor wrote The Empire Strikes Out, which HuffPost just named one of the 50 best baseball books of all time.
—Ursula Aldana, Assistant Professor, Catholic Education Leadership — received a 4 1⁄2 year grant for $163,000 in January from the International Baccalaureate Foundation to examine its engagement with high school and postsecondary students from low-income households in California.
—Wanda Borges, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Community Partnerships, School of Nursing and Health Professions; and Mary Kate Wood, Assistant Dean of Administration, School of Nursing and Health Professions — received a grant in February from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Department for $153,000. The grant will provide eight educational stipends to doctoral students in the psychiatric mental health nursing program over the next 3 1⁄2 years. It will also support students who are committed to working in the public mental health system and prepare them to deliver mental health services that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience.
—Rich Callahan, Associate Professor and Chair of Public and Nonprofit Administration — received the Louis Brownlow Award from the American Society for Public Administration in February for his article “Using Common-Pool Resource Principles to Design Local Government Fiscal Sustainability.”
—John Callaway, Professor, Environmental Studies — received a three year grant for $47,982 in February from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to coordinate data compilation and analysis for one of six national sites (coastal Louisiana) and participate in modeling and synthesis across the remaining sites (Florida Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, Waquoit Bay, San Francisco Bay, and Puget Sound).
—Gretchen Coffman, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies — received a $5,000 grant in February from the Chicago Zoological Society for her project “Restoration of Wetland Habitat for Critically Endangered Cypress Trees of Laos.”
—Joshua Gamson, Professor, Sociology — received a fellowship in February to Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for the 2015 academic year.
—Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Vice Provost of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach — presented Gender Equity in San Francisco: Empowering Women and Demanding Changes in Workplace Culture and Environment as part of a United Nations panel in March. She discussed her work initiating the And Still We Rise and Allies in the Academy programs and their impact on the campus climate and culture for female-identified employees.
—Bill Ong Hing, Professor, School of Law — was awarded a grant of $112,000 in January from the California Department of Social Services to provide legal services to unaccompanied, undocumented minors.
—Jeremy Howell, Professor and Director, Collegiate Athletics + Masters Program — was named an honorary fellow of Bangor University in January for his distinguished service to sports science.
—Dean Rader, Professor, English — won the 2015 Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Award in March for one of his works of poetry.
—Robert Elias, Professor, Politics — had his book, The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad, recognized as one of the 50 greatest baseball books of all time in the sports section of the Huffington Post.
—Douglas Powell, Associate Professor, MFA in Writing — received the 2015 Shelley Memorial Award for his works of poetry including Repast: Tea, Lunch & Cocktails, a reissue of Powell's first three collections of poetry.