UC Davis Faculty Honors

  • Kevin Gee, an assistant professor at the School of Education and a faculty associate at the UCD Center for Poverty Research, has been awarded the National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • Margherita Heyer-Caput, Professor of Italian in the Department of Italian and French, and the Undergraduate Advisor in Italian, is the recipient of the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • Alan Hastings, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

  • Sharon Strauss, Professor of Evolution and Ecology and Population Biology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Peter Wainwright, Executive Associate Dean for Research and Resources and Professor of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Deb Niemeier, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the UCD Sustainable Design Academy, has been named a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow.

  • The North American Calorimetry Conference (CALCON) has presented its 2015 James J. Christensen Award to Ricardo Castro, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

  • The School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked number one again in 2015 by U.S. News + World Report.

The University of California, Davis is proud to count amongst its faculty recipients of a broad spectrum of top awards for exceptional scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service to the professions. Click here to see the honorees. For more distinctions by discipline and related stories, please visit the colleges and schools listed to the right.

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