Faculty Awards and Accomplishments

2015-2016

Judith Hochman

Judith Hochman

The American College of Cardiology recently honored two NYU Langone faculty members:

  • JUDITH HOCHMAN, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, the Harold Snyder Family Professor of Cardiology, and Associate Director of the Leon Charney Division of Cardiology, won the Distinguished Scientist Award in the Clinical Domain
  • SRIPAL BANGALORE, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, was awarded the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award

TOM KIRCHNER, Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Global Public Health and Associated Professor at the Center for Urban Science and Progress, has been awarded the Jarvik-Russell Early Career Award from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 

JOHN HORTON, Assistant Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at Stern, was recently honored with a 2016 Early Career Research Award from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. 

OSKAR EUSTIS, Arts Professor in Tisch School of the Arts, was honored with a 2016 Tony nomination, along with the other producers of Best Play contender Eclipsed.

TARA A. CORTES, Professor of Geriatric Nursing at the Rory Meyers College of Dentistry and Executive Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, was invited by Sylvia Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, to serve on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. Cortes is the first nurse appointed to serve on this committee.

Debraj Ray

Debraj Ray

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has elected five New York University faculty as fellows:

  • LESLIE GREENGARD, Silver Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, Global Distinguished Professor of English, FAS
  • TREVOR MORRISON, Dean and Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law, School of Law
  • DEBRAJ RAY, Silver Professor of Economics, FAS
  • CHRISTOPHER WOOD, Professor of German, FAS

MARY BILLINGS, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business, has been named to the Poets & Quants website's “Best 40 Under 40” business school professors.   

Carolyn Dinshaw

Carolyn Dinshaw

Fedor Bogomolov

Fedor Bogomolov

Marc Gershow

Marc Gershow

The University recognized the newest incumbents of the Silver Professorships at a ceremony in March. Named in honor of Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow, the Silver Professorships strengthen the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, emphasize the importance of undergraduate education, and ensure the advancement of the sciences at NYU. This year’s inductees are:

  • FEDOR BOGOMOLOV, Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • CAROLYN DINSHAW, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and English, FAS
  • PAULA ENGLAND, Professor of Sociology, FAS
  • SUBHASH KHOT, Professor of Computer Science, CIMS
  • ALEC MARANTZ, Professor of Linguistics and Psychology, FAS
  • MICHAEL PURUGGANAN, Professor of Biology and Genomics and Dean for Science, FAS
  • EERO SIMONCELLI, Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics, CIMS
  • DAVID STASAVAGE, Professor of Politics, FAS

Fedor was also named a Simons Fellow in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation.

In March, MARC GERSHOW, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, and KATHERINE NAGEL, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at the School of Medicine, were named Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellows. Last fall, Marc received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which supports his efforts to gain new insight into the sense of smell.

Six NYU Professors were awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships in April.

  • ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, Professor of Art & Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts
  • SUE DE BEER, Associate Professor of Art, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • KATHLEEN GERSON, Collegiate Professor of Arts and Science and Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • LYLE ASHTON HARRIS, Associate Professor of Art at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • DEBORAH LANDAU, Clinical Professor of Creative Writing and Director of NYU’s Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • AMANDA PETRUSICH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study

This year’s 175 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada.

Sokol Professor of Chemistry NADRIAN SEEMAN was honored with The Franklin Institute’s 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry. Nadrian was also recognized by the Association of American Publishers, winning the 2016 PROSE Award in the category of biological science for his book Structural DNA Nanotechnology, an introduction to the field he founded.

The AAP also recognized DENNIS GERONIMUS, Associate Professor of Art History, who received an honorable mention in the "Art Exhibitions" category for Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence, an exhibition catalog he co-edited accompanying the show of the same name at the National Gallery of Art.

Nadrian Seeman

Nadrian Seeman

Uljana Wolf

Uljana Wolf

The American Chemical Society has named JIN KIM MONTCLARE, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering, a 2016 Rising Star.  

EMILY BALCETIS, Associate Professor of Psychology at FAS, has been named a winner of the 2016 Early Career Impact Award by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  

ULJANA WOLF, Adjunct Professor of German at FAS, has won the 2016 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, a literary prize awarded by the Robert Bosch Foundation to authors writing in the German language whose literature is affected by cultural changes.  

ARUN SUNDARARAJAN, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at Stern and an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Center for Data Science, was recently named to the 2016 Thinkers50 Radar list of the "30 thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led."

Kenji Yoshino

Kenji Yoshino

KENJI YOSHINO, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, has won the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award in the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards, given by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association for his book, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial

TODD GURECKIS, Associate Professor of Psychology at FAS, has been awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

SAMUEL CRAIG, the Catherine and Peter Kellner Professor of Entrepreneurship and Arts and Media Management at the Stern School of Business, has been named the Best Academic Reviewer for 2015 by the Journal of Advertising Research.  

MARTHA HODES, Professor of History, has been named winner of the 2016 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Mourning Lincoln. The prize is awarded annually by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History for the finest scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln or the American Civil War.

JENNIFER JACQUET, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at FAS, has been named a winner of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, an initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) that rewards innovative science and technology solutions that tackle specific wildlife trafficking issues. One of 16 winners chosen from among 300 applicants, she will receive $10,000 and technical assistance to further her project on the internet wildlife trade. Jennifer also received a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, which will support her three-year project on the feasibility of altering fisheries policies on the high seas.

The following faculty received NYU's Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize faculty who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the university through their teaching:

Jennifer Jacquet

Jennifer Jacquet

Marianne Petit

Marianne Petit

  • BRUCE GRANT, Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • ROBERT L. HAWKINS, McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies Fellow, Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs, School of Social Work
  • GIGLIANA MELZI, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • MARIANNE PETIT, Associate Arts Professor, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts
  • ANALIA VEITZ-KEENAN, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, College of Dentistry

BRUCE BUENO DE MESQUITA, Silver Professor of Politics at FAS, has won the International Studies Association’s 2016 Susan Strange Award for his work on rational choice models of decision-making and on connecting domestic and international political processes. 

JONATHAN FREEMAN, Assistant Professor of Psychology at FAS, has received a 2016 SAGE Young Scholar Award, recognizing young researchers in personality and social psychology.   

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Sundeep Rangan

Sundeep Rangan

VINCENT GUILAMO-RAMOS, Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health, was inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in January, 2016. In February, he was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar; during this six-month, executive-style program, Vincent will continue to work on his Fathers Raising Responsible Men project. Additionally, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has awarded Vincent and his three collaborators with its 2015 Award for Innovative Teaching for their inter-professional course on migration in Puebla, Mexico.

The CWSE also recently recognized SSSW Professors MARY MCKAY, JEANE ANASTAS, and S. LALA STRAUSSNER for their mentorship of women in social work education.

Two Tandon School of Engineering professors have been named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

  • SUNDEEP RANGAN, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of NYU WIRELESS
  • IVAN SELESNICK, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

JOHN SCOFIELD, Adjunct Instructor in the Steinhardt School’s jazz studies program and internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, was named the winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for his album Past Present. He was also nominated for Best Jazz Solo Performance.

Associate Professor of Music Composition JULIA WOLFE was also nominated for a Best Contemporary Classical Composition Grammy for her Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Anthracite Fields.

KIKI SMITH, Studio Art faculty at the Steinhardt School, has received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center.  

THOMAS SUGRUE, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at FAS, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.   

NOEL S. ANDERSON, Clinical Professor and Director of Educational Leadership at the Steinhardt School, has been named recipient of a Young, Gifted, and Black Entrepreneurial Award.  

Several Stern faculty members have been named to recent lists of prominent scholars:

  • STEVEN BLADER, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, was named to Trust Across America’s 2016 “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” list
  • Thomson Reuters named XAVIER GABAIX, the Martin J. Gruber Professor of Finance, and LASSE PEDERSEN, Visiting Research Professor, to its 2015 list of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” in economics and business
  • JONATHAN HAIDT, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, and ROBERT FRANK, Research Scholar, were named to Ethisphere’s 2015 list of the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.” Jonathan's essay with co-author Greg Lukianoff, "The Coddling of the American Mind," was named winner of a 2015 Sidney Award by David Brooks (HON '12) of The New York Times

PAMELA NEWKIRK, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Science, has won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Non-Fiction) for her book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

Xavier Gabaix

Xavier Gabaix

Pamela Newkirk

Pamela Newkirk

Anindya Ghose

Anindya Ghose

A paper by the Stern School’s ANINDYA GHOSE, Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Professor of Marketing, and Director of the Center for Business Analytics, won the Best Paper Award from MIS Quarterly and the Best Publication Award from the Association for Information Systems. The paper, entitled “Internet’s Dirty Secret,” was co-authored by Jason Chan (Stern PhD'14).

MARY LEOU, Clinical Professor of Teaching and Learning and director of the Steinhardt School's Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, was named the 2015 recipient of the City Gardens Club of New York City Melville Award, recognizing excellence in educating children or young adults about the environment.

GREGORY DOBLER, Research Assistant Professor of Physics and Associate Director for Physical Sciences at the Center for Urban Science and Progress, is one of the recipients of the 21st Century Science Initiative Awards. The award will provide funding for Dobler’s project, "Understanding the Complex Urban System through Remote Imaging."

ANDREW NEEDHAM, Associate Professor of History, was awarded the American Society for Environmental History’s George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book in Environmental History for his book Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest.  

Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, honored two NYU faculty with awards for nursing excellence.

  • JUDITH HABER, Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing, has won the Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice
  • RONA LEVIN, Clinical Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, has been selected as the recipient of the Evidence-Based Practice Award
Ada Ferrer

Ada Ferrer

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

A number of faculty members from the Department of History have won recent book prizes:

  • Visiting Associate Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis NATHAN CONNOLLY is co-winner of the Urban History Association’s Kenneth Jackson Award for the best book in 2014 for A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida
  • Professor of History FRED COOPER won two prizes from the American Historical Association, the George Louis Beer Prize in International History since 1895 and the Martin A. Klein Prize in African History, for Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960
  • Professor of History GREG GRANDIN is co-winner of the American Historical Association’s Albert J. Beveridge Award, which recognizes the best book on the history of Latin America or Canada, for The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
  • Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies ADA FERRER won three prizes from the American Historical Association - the Fredrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean History, the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History, and the James A. Rawley Prize for the History of the Atlantic Worlds – for Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
  • Professor of History and Russian & Slavic Studies YANNI KOTSONIS was awarded the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic

The American Heart Association has awarded its 2015 Basic Research Prize to GLENN FISHMAN, the William Goldring Professor of Medicine and director of the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at NYU Langone.  

ELISABETH COHEN, Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone, has been awarded the Castroviejo Medal by the Cornea Society.  

SPIKE LEE, Artistic Director of the Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts, has won an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

EMILY MARTIN, Professor of Anthropology at FAS, has received the SANA (Society for the Anthropology of North America) Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America.  

JONARDON GANERI, Global Network Professor of Philosophy at FAS and Professor of Philosophy at NYU Abu Dhabi, has won the 2015 Infosys Prize in the Humanities category, given by the Infosys Science Foundation.

ROBERT STAM, University Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at Tisch with an affiliated appointment at NYU Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the 2015 Jim Welsh Prize for Excellence in Adaptation Studies from the Literature/Film Association.

Jonardon Ganeri

Jonardon Ganeri

FLETCHER GRIFFIS, Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at the Tandon School of Engineering, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of American Military Engineers.  

The Stern School of Business's LUKE WILLIAMS, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and CYNTHIA FRANKLIN, Adjunct Professor, have been named two of the “Top 100 Professors of Entrepreneurship” by Hot Topics magazine.

Janet Grillo

Janet Grillo

Andrew Majda

Andrew Majda

JANET GRILLO, Assistant Arts Professor and Academic Director at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at Tisch, has won the inaugural Jury Prize at the Bentonville Film Festival.

Four New York University professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):

  • TIMOTHY BROMAGE, Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • HANNAH KLEIN, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pathology, School of Medicine
  • MARK PHILIPS, Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine
  • WILLIAM ROM, Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine and Professor of Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine

ANDREW MAJDA, Samuel F.B. Morse Professor of Arts and Science and Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, will receive the 2016 AMS Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research.

PAUL LIGHT, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at Wagner, has won the American Political Science Association’s John Gaus Award.  

GEORG STADLER, Associate Professor at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, the most prestigious prize in supercomputing.

PANOS IPEIROTIS, Associate Professor and George A. Kellner Faculty Fellow in the Department of Information, Operations, and Management at Stern, has been awarded the 2015 Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize.

TOMIE ARAJ, Adjunct Instructor at the Steinhardt School, was named a recipient of the 2016 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Women’s Caucus for Art.

SUZAN-LORI PARKS, Visiting Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, has won the 2015 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

JOAN BRETON CONNELLY, Professor of Classics and Art History at FAS, has been awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for her book The Parthenon Enigma: A Journey into Legend.

SAMUEL ISSACHAROFF, the Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the School of Law, has been honored with the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s inaugural Appellate Advocacy Award.

The College of Dentistry’s YI YE, an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has been selected as one of six winners of the International Association for the Study of Pain’s 2015 Early Career Research Grant Award.

Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks

Eero Simoncelli

Eero Simoncelli

EERO SIMONCELLI, Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics, won an Engineering Emmy Award with three collaborators for their Structural Similarity Video Quality Measurement Model.

The Stern School’s NATALIA LEVINA, Associate Professor of Information Systems, and Visiting Research Professor MANUEL ARRIAGA have been awarded the 2015 Best Published Paper Award by the Academy of Management.

DEBORAH WILLIS, University Professor and Chair of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, and TED COONS, Professor of Psychology, Cognition & Perception at the Center for Neural Science, received honorary degrees from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

The Stern School of Business's LUKE WILLIAMS, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and CYNTHIA FRANKLIN, Adjunct Professor, have been named two of the “Top 100 Professors of Entrepreneurship” by Hot Topics magazine.  

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Xin Li

Xin Li

Harry First

Harry First

BRYAN STEVENSON, Professor of Clinical Law at the School of Law, has received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his 2014 book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.  

The Simons Foundation named SUBHASH KHOT, Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, a Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science.

JEREMY WALDRON, University Professor at the School of Law, has been selected for membership in the American Philosophical Society.

CLAUDIA ANGELOS, Clinical Professor of Law, has been honored by the Clinical Legal Education Association with the 2015 Award for Outstanding Clinical Teacher.  

Articles co-authored by ELEANOR FOX, the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, and by DANIEL RUBINFELD, Professor of Law, have been honored in the Institute of Competition Law's 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards.  

The College of Dentistry’s XIN LI, Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has won the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Young Investigator Award.

PANČE NAUMOV, Associate Professor of Chemistry at NYU Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Research in Stuttgart.

LEIF RISTROPH, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute, has won the 2014 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize of the American Physical Society.

REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN, who joined NYU as Visiting Professor in the spring, was named a 2014 National Humanities Medal recipient.

SUSAN GERBINO, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at the Silver School of Social Work, has received the 2015 Association of Oncology Social Work’s Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award.  

HARRY FIRST, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Law, received the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship with his co-author Andrew Gavil at the American Antitrust Institute’s Annual Conference for their book The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century.

AMY BENTLEY, Associate Professor of Food Studies at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has received the Association for the Study of Food and Society 2015 Book Award for Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet. The book was also nominated for a James Beard Award.