UC Davis Faculty Honors

  • The American Society for Enology and Viticulture has named Professor and Biochemist Douglas O. Adams recipient of the 2016 Merit Award.

  • The Pew Charitable Trust has named Katherine Ralston, an assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, a 2016 Pew Scholar.

  • Alexandra Navrotsky, Interim Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Distinguished Professor, received the American Ceramic Society W. David Kingery Award and the US Geochemical Society Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award.

  • Diana L. Farmer, MD, was inducted President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

  • Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter

    Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Professor Andreas Albrecht

    Andreas Albrecht, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics, was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Professor Christopher Reynolds

    Professor of Music Christopher A. Reynolds is a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Distinguished Professor David E. Simpson

    Distinguished Professor of English David E. Simpson was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Distinguished Professor Simon Cherry

    Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, was elected a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

  • Associate Professor Tessa Hill

    Tessa Hill, an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, was named a public engagement fellow by the Leshner Leadership Institute of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Professor Carol Hess

    Carol Hess received the Robert M. Stevenson Award for her book "Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream."

  • Professor Jessie Ann Owens

    Jessie Ann Owens received the Noah Greenberg Award of the American Musicological Society.

  • Professor Naomi Janowitz

    Naomi Janowitz, a professor of religious studies, received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  • Associate Professor Heghnar Watenpaugh

    Heghnar Watenpaugh, an associate professor of art history, received the Omer Lutfi Barkan Article Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association.

The University of California, Davis is proud to count amongst its faculty recipients of a broad spectrum of top awards for exceptional scholarship and community engagement, 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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