Associate Professor Mary Kennedy and Professor Benjamin Munson (both speech-language-hearing sciences) have been named fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Fellowship is one of their highest awards, given to members who have made outstanding contributions to the field.
Professor Rose Brewer (African American and African studies) has received the American Sociological Association Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Sociology Award. This is one of only nine major ASA awards given annually.
Associate Professor Michael Goldman (sociology) and Associate Professor Kelley Harness (music) have been awarded the College of Liberal Arts 2012-2013 Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Awards. The award acknowledges faculty who inspire and care, who make themselves approachable, who show an interest in individual students' well-being and in programs for the benefit of students generally, who give of themselves generously in advising, counseling, and directing projects, and who create an active classroom atmosphere.
Associate Professor Jennifer Marshall's (art history) book, Machine Art, 1934 (University of Chicago Press) was awarded the Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation.
Assistant Professor Seth Lewis' (journalism and mass communication) article, "The tensions between professional control and open participation: journalism and its boundaries," was named the Outstanding Journal Article of the Year (2012) in Journalism Studies.