Wilma Koutstaal has been awarded a McKnight Presidential Fellowship
I'm delighted to tell you that Wilma Koutstaal has been awarded a McKnight Presidential Fellowship. This 3-year award from the University of Minnesota recognizes exceptional accomplishments by newly tenured faculty members. According to the award letter:
"This program is targeted specifically to the most promising faculty granted tenure and promotion to associate professor. Funding was available to make five faculty selections based on this year's promotion and tenure dossiers.
The McKnight Presidential Fellow Award recognizes your accomplishments and supports your ongoing research and scholarship. Selection criteria include an identification by internal and external reviewers as leaders in their field; potential to build programs that will be in the top tier internationally; ability to advance University priorities; and growing national or international reputation as evidenced by record of scholarship, publications, external funding, invited presentations and symposia addresses, significant awards, or other evidence of recognition for research and scholarship."
This is terrific recognition of Wilma's many accomplishments. We all congratulate her on this splendid honor!