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Of Note: Social Science Faculty, Students, and Alumni

November 19, 2018 11:54 AM

Congratulations to the following faculty, students, and alumni for their recent accomplishments!  

Jasmine Abrams, Psychology, received an NIH grant to reduce HIV/AIDS stigma in Haiti.

Jason Ashe, Psychology, was selected by The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for its prestigious Health Policy Research Scholar leadership development program.

Erin Berry-McCrea, Language, Literacy & Culture, received the 2018 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Early Career Educator of Color (ECOC) Leadership Award.

Pam Bennett, Public Policy, spoke at the 23rd Annual Legislative Weekend, an event sponsored by the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.

Amy Bhatt, Gender and Women's Studies, discussed how immigration impacts workforces around the world: Global Effects of High-Skilled Immigration (Asia Global Online).

Tim Brennan, Economics and Public Policy, spoke at the Technology Policy Institute’s November meeting on the changing landscape of antitrust enforcement.

Sam Dupre, Geography & Environmental Systems PhD Student, spoke about the unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change in The Guardian.

Matthew Fagan, Geography & Environmental Systems,co-authored a new paper in Conservation Letters that suggests quickly reforesting large areas may not be the best strategy to yield many of the benefits forests can provide.

Amy Froide, History,won the Best Book award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for her book, Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors During Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford, 2017).

Jeff Halverson, Geography & Environmental Systems, discussed two damaging tornadoes, one deadly, hit Maryland on Friday night with the Washington Post.

Elliot Lasson, Psychology, discussed what organizational and industrial psychology looks like in 2018 in the Your money and business segment with Maryland Public Television.

Don Norris, Public Policy Emeritus, discussed factors influencing early voting turnout in Frederick County the Frederick News-Post.

Fred Pincus, Sociology Emeritus, shared a story that emphasized the importance of positive role models titled, “President Trump could learn a lot from Little League with the Baltimore Sun.

John Rennie Short, Public Policy, wrote about thegerrymandering of Congressional districts in the Houston ChronicleSan Francisco ChronicleConnecticut Post, and San Antonio Express News.


Chris Shuman, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, commented on the formation of a coffin-shaped iceberg off of Antarctica: This coffin-shaped iceberg is drifting toward death in the New York Post.


Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D. '06 Health Policy, elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Alicia Wilson, '04 Political Science, and Delali Dzirasa, '04 Computer Engineering, made a national list of influencers: Sagamore's Alicia Wilson, Fearless' Delali Dzirasa selected to national list of influential young executives in the Baltimore Business Journal.