Three School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty have been recognized for their teaching excellence in higher education. Nicholas Basta, David Hix, and Roger Williams received the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award at the 2018 NACTA annual meeting in Ames, IA in June. NACTA is professional society that focuses promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching agriculture and related areas at the post-secondary level in North America.
Suzanne Marie Gray, an assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources has received the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at The Ohio State University. Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty.
Suzanne Gray, an assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was paid a surprise visit this semester. While teaching her capstone course on local and global water quality and aquatic issues on March 1, Gray was surprised by leaders from across the university with an announcement that she is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award honors faculty members at The Ohio State University for superior teaching. The awards ceremony will take place April 30.
Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Gray, who was elected to serve as President-Elect for the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society at this year’s Annual joint meeting of the Ohio Aquaculture Association and the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, held on 26–27 January 2018 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The mission of the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is "to promote conservation of fisheries and aquatic resources by providing information, professional services, and opportunities for aquatic stewardship to Ohio’s fisheries professionals, educators, students, and conservationists."
Congratulations to Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science, who received the 2017 Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Analyst Award at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis held in Arlington, VA. Wilson was recognized for her outstanding achievement in understanding risk management decisions in agricultural landscapes as they relate to nutrient loss and water quality, and exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis.
Congratulations to Richard Moore, emeritus professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and adjunct emeritus professor in the Department of Anthropology, who received the Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association on November 29 at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University, who is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. The annual set of early career grants to outstanding food and agriculture research faculty members is a program of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill. The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research program supports promising scientists who demonstrate not only a commitment to catalyzing innovation in food and agriculture, but also a dedication to mentoring students.
Professor Emeritus Joe Donnermeyer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in Philadelphia on November 16. The Division is the largest in ASC, with over 800 members. The award is presented to a member of the Division for “sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching and service in the field of Critical Criminology.”
Congratulations to Richard Moore, emeritus professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and adjunct emeritus professor in the Department of Anthropology, who will receive the Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association in November.