UC Davis Faculty Honors

  • Andrés Reséndez, professor of history, has received the esteemed Bancroft Prize of the Columbia University Libraries, for his book "The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America" (2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

  • Fereydoun Hormozdiari of the MIND Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the UC Davis Genome Center, was named a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

  • Joe DiTomaso, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Plant Sciences, received the Weed Science Society of America's Outstanding Research Award.

  • Georgia Drakakaki, an associate professor in Plant Sciences, has received a Greek Diaspora Fellowship for study and teaching in Greece.

  • Professor Bob Hutmacher of the Department of Plant Sciences has been named the 2017 Cotton Specialist of the Year.

  • Ross Boulanger (left), Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Geotechnical Modeling, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Debbie Niemeier, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Education and founding Director of the UC Davis Sustainable Design Academy, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Gail Goodman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo and a Senior Career Award from the American Psychological Association.

  • Distinguished Professor of Statistics Hans-Georg Müller recently received the Gottfried E. Noether Senior Scholar Award of the American Statistical Association.

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    Liz Applegate, Professor of Nutrition and Director of Sports Nutrition, received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the USDA and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

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    Professor of Italian Margherita Heyer-Caput (with students abroad) received the Premio Aidda 2016 Award for her research on Grazia Deledda, the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature.

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    Bryan Jenkins, Professor and Chair of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

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    Classics Professor Emeritus David Traill has received the Schliemann Medal from the Heinrich Schliemann Gesellschaft (Society) of Germany, for his research on pioneering archeologist Schliemann.

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    Allen Van Deynze, Research Director of the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center, is recipient of the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders Public Plant Breeding Award.

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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