2016 Awards and Honors for Fellows


Professional and Academic Appointments and Honors

Since 1945, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation has been identifying and developing leaders through its various Fellowship programs. Every year the Foundation’s extraordinary Fellows—which now number upwards of 22,000—make exciting career advances, win awards, and publish influential works on a wide range of topics.

Over the next few weeks, WW Perspectives will highlight some of their 2016 accomplishments. Part I looks at some professional and academic appointments like election to major scholarly organizations, noteworthy promotions, and a few other special steps forward. Coming up in Parts II and III—major awards and prizes, as well as book awards and recognitions.

Professional and Academic Appointments and Honors

Academy of Arts and Sciences

Guggenheim Fellows

Richard M. Blumenthal WF H ‘67 was named a Chevalier dans, l’Ordre des Palmes académiques for “services rendered to French culture.”

Cathy N. Davidson WF ’70 was awarded the Ernest L. Boyer Award from the New American Colleges and Universities. The award is given to those making significant contributions to American higher education.

Kelly E. Dine TF ‘13 was recognized as the Akron (Ohio) Public Schools Rookie of the Year for 2016.

Jen Lee TF ’14 has been awarded a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy Fellowship.

Matt Oney TF ’12 was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the 21st-century Education Commission. The commission is made up of 25 representatives from the education sector and will make recommendations on improving the state’s education system.

James K. Rooney WF ‘60 was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

Albert R. Thompson WT ‘87 received the American Assoc. of Physics Teachers 2015 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service for being the founding coordinator of the AAPT Mentor program.

Richard A. Trythall WF ’62 was honored for his 50 years of teaching at St. Stephen’s International Day and Boarding School in Rome, Italy.

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