Dr. Sameena Mulla wins Way-Klingler Young Scholar Award
Dr. Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of anthropology, was awarded one of four young scholar awards that are given annually to support promising young scholars at critical stages of their careers. Awardees receive a one-semester sabbatical to devote to their research. Dr. Mulla will begin collecting data on an NSF-funded study of sexual assault trials, which will involve ethnographic research of forensic evidence used at sexual assault trials in the Milwaukee Country Court system.
Dr. Richard Jones wins Teaching Excellence Award
Sociology Professor Richard Jones received the 2013 Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, given at the annual Pere Marquette dinner for his more than 25 years of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Jones challenges students to go “out on the streets” into various social worlds to observe and think sociologically about mundane activities and interactions. He brings his research on prisons and re-entry to bear on his courses in Deviance, Social Reality of Crime, and his newly created study abroad course on the Finnish& Estonian corrections systems.
Dr. Gale Miller retires after 37 years of service
Professor of Sociology Gale Miller will officially retire this May. In addition to teaching more than a dozen different courses and thousands of students, Dr. Miller served as Department Chair from 2000-2003. Dr. Miller retires with a remarkable record of scholarship as well, having published 24 books and more than 70 articles and book chapters, and receiving the title Research Professor in 2000 and the Lawrence G. Haggerty Research Award in 2012.
Dr. Roberta Coles honored with AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award
Dr. Roberta Coles, professor and chair of social and cultural sciences, has been selected to receive the 2013 AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award. This annual award honors and recognizes a female faculty member who has excelled in research, teaching and service to Marquette and the community and has mentored students and other faculty. Coles will be honored by the Association of Marquette University Women at the Mary Neville Bielefeld Awards Mass, Reception and Brunch Saturday, April 27, during Alumni National Awards Weekend.
Outstanding Seniors Named
Armando Barron (sociology), Mary Rose Geitl (social welfare & justice), Erin Hastings (anthropology), and Meghan Wleklinsky (criminology & law studies) were named the 2013 Outstanding Senior Students in their respective majors. These awards are given in acknowledge-ment of students who performed well academically but also have exhibited service and leadership in the community.