Honors & Awards
UNC Charlotte Professor of Spanish Michael Doyle has received the top international award of the Hispanic honor society Sigma Delta Pi, with his induction into the Order of Don Quijote. Each year, the organization chooses no more than three people worldwide for the honor. Doyle’s work has significantly advanced Hispanic scholarship, particularly in translation studies and in shaping the field of business Spanish throughout the U.S.
For significant – and long-standing – contributions to the professional development of undergraduates, and in honor of his own research, Chemistry Professor Dan Rabinovich has received the top award presented by the American Chemical Society each year to a researcher who mentors undergraduate scholars in an outstanding manner.
UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of history Christopher Cameron has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, one of 81 fellows selected from nearly 1,200 applicants to receive support totaling $4.3 million.
Jeanette Bennett received the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship for Teaching in recognition of her strong commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring.
Lara Vetter, professor of English, has received this year’s Thomas L. Reynolds Leadership Award for her contributions to student success and enrollment management.
Africana Studies Scholar Earns Internationally Competitive Fellowship With National Humanities Center
Through one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the world, UNC Charlotte Africana Studies scholar Oscar de la Torre has been named the Anthony E. Kaye Fellow at the National Humanities Center in the coming academic year. De la Torre will join 35 other leading scholars chosen as fellows from 638 applicants from universities and colleges in 16 U.S. states and from Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Nigeria, and Taiwan.
Cell Stress Society International has inducted UNC Charlotte Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Andrew Truman as a Fellow. Truman’s cancer research uses quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms to understand the role of molecular chaperones in cancer.
Jennifer Webb is among the 2020 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She considers her classroom a space where students are co-creators in the process of learning with the goal of enhancing student motivation and learning.
Joanne Carman has received the Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement for an ongoing commitment to civic involvement that has positively impacted the University’s relationship with the community.
Two graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Nitika, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, and Caroline Brinegar, who is pursuing her master's degree in Geography - were recently designated UNC Charlotte’s most Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants.