Author Honors and Awards
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Dr. Clive L. Dym, Professor Emeritus, Department of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, has received the 2015 Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, given by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in recognition of his "over four decades of service to engineering education through teaching, research, writing, and administration." Dr. Dym is the lead author of the Wiley textbook Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, Fourth Edition.
Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (founded as The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and renamed in 2012 to honor her legacy and ongoing contributions), has been named to Fortune magazine's World's 50 Greatest Leaders list for 2015, honoring extraordinary men and women who are transforming business, government, philanthropy, and beyond. Ms. Hesselbein's Wiley books include Hesselbein on Leadership, My Life in Leadership, and Peter Drucker's Five Most Important Questions. Now in her late 90s, she continues to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley journal Leader to Leader.
Dr. Cynthia Young, Professor in mathematics, Associate Dean, and Interim Vice Provost at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Sciences, is one of two faculty members to receive the 2015 Pegasus Professor Award, the highest academic honor given by UCF. Dr. Young's Wiley textbooks include Precalculus, Trigonometry, Algebra and Trigonometry, and College Algebra.
Dr. Michael Betenbaugh, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chair of Engineering for Professionals (ChemBE) at Johns Hopkins University, has received the 2015 Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology, given by the Biochemical Technology Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS BIOT), and Dr. Anne Skaja Robinson, Catherine and Henry Boh Professor in Engineering and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University, has received the 2015 David Perlman Memorial Lectureship, also given by ACS BIOT. Both are associated with the Wiley journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Dr. Betenbaugh as Reviews Editor, and Dr. Robinson as an Advisory Board member.
Dr. Peng Hwa Ang, a professor in the Journalism and Publishing division of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore, was elected President-Elect Select of the International Communication Association (ICA), serving as Program Chair for the 2015 ICA Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, and then taking on the role of President of ICA. Dr. Ang is a co-editor of Wiley Blackwell's International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society.
Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, is the 2015 recipient of the Gold Medal for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest, given by the American Psychological Foundation (APF) as the highest honor in the field. Dr. Sue has written or contributed to numerous Wiley books, among them Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy, and Microaggressions in Everyday Life.
Dr. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology and Dr. Maciek Antoniewicz of the University of Delaware are the respective 2015 winners of the Gaden Award for best paper and the B&B Daniel I. C. Wang Award to an outstanding young investigator in the biotechnology field, conferred by the Wiley journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering (B&B).
Laureate Professor Sam Berkovic and Professor Ingrid Scheffer , neurologists at the University of Melbourne, Australia, received the 2014 Prime Minister's Prize for Science for their research into genetics and epilepsy. Their work has determined that epilepsy, traditionally thought to result from events such as a traumatic fall, a blow to the head, or even immunization, can be linked to a specific gene. Both are frequent contributors to Wiley journals including Epilepsia and Annals of Neurology.
Dr. Kevin Schug, Associate Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, was named to the 2014 Top 40 Under 40 Power List compiled by The Analytical Scientist magazine. The list celebrates "the analytical movers and shakers under 40, who prove what can be achieved with determination, passion - and inspiration." Dr. Schug is a co-author of the Wiley textbook Analytical Chemistry.
Kelsey Timmerman, a freelance writer, traveler, and public speaker who addresses global issues through storytelling, is the 2014 winner of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in the Emerging Author category. The program honors writers with Indiana ties, and each award includes a cash prize as well as a grant to the winner's Indiana hometown public library. Mr. Timmerman is the author of the Wiley books Where Am I Wearing? and Where Am I Eating?.
Dr. William Becker, a clinical professor in the University of Southern California's Department of Periodontology with a practice in Tucson, Arizona, received the 2014 Gold Medal Award from the American Academy of Periodontology - its highest honor - in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of periodontics. Dr. Becker is the co-editor of the Wiley journal Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.
Dr. Agachai Sumalee, Associate Professor and Director, Smart City Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, and Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, won the 2014 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE) for his creation of a groundbreaking road traffic management system that has slashed commuting times in the greater Bangkok area, developed in collaboration with researchers from across the APEC region. Dr. Sumalee has contributed to Wiley journals including the Journal of Advanced Transportation and Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.
Richard Ferri, Managing Partner and Chief Compliance Officer of Portfolio Solutions in Troy, Michigan, and his co-author Alex Benke won first prize in the 2014 S&P Dow Jones Indices SPIVA Awards program for their white paper "A Case of Index Fund Portfolios," demonstrating the superior performance of portfolios of diversified index funds over portfolios of actively managed funds. Mr. Ferri's Wiley books include The Power of Passive Investing: More Wealth with Less Work and The ETF Book: All You Need to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds.
Patti Shock, Academic Consultant, The International School of Hospitality, Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 2014 inductee into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders, the industry's highest honor. Ms. Shock is the co-author of Wiley books including On-Premise Catering: Hotels, Convention Centers, Arenas, Clubs, and More and A Meeting Planner's Guide to Catered Events.
Dr. Douglas Clark, Gilbert Newton Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean for the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, received the 2014 James E. Bailey Award from the Society of Biological Engineers, presented to research scientists with outstanding achievements in biological engineering in memory of Dr. James Bailey, an inspirational pioneer in the field of biotechnology. Dr. Clark is Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
Tim Halloran, president of Brand Illumination in Atlanta, Georgia, was the winner at the 2014 International Book Awards in the Business: Marketing & Advertising category with his Wiley book Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong Intimate Relationships with Consumers.
Dr. Alex von Bohlen, engineer and senior scientist at the Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V. in Dortmund, Germany, is the 2014 winner of the Outstanding Career Award, a prize awarded biennially by the European X-Ray Spectrometry Association. Dr. von Bohlen is the co-author of the Wiley book Total-Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis and Related Methods.
David W. Brown, a correspondent for The Atlantic, a member of the MFA Faculty at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and a former U.S. Army paratrooper, is the co-author (under the pseudonym of D. B. Grady) of two Wiley books, Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry and The Command: Deep Inside the President's Secret Army. Deep State was a finalist for the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
Dr. Hojjat Adeli, Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, Neuroscience, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University, received the Eduardo Renato Caianiello Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, given by the Italian Society of Neural Networks, and a Special Medal from The Polish Neural Network Society honoring his outstanding contributions to the development of neural networks, both in 2014. Dr. Adeli is Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and a co-author of Wiley books including Computational Intelligence: Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Evolutionary Computing and Wavelets in Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Dr. Stuart S. P. Parkin, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Alexander von Humboldt Professor at Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, and consulting professor at Stanford University, California, was the 2014 winner of the Millennium Technology Prize, given by Finland every second year for an innovation that significantly improves the quality of people's lives. The award recognized Dr. Parkin's discoveries enabling a thousand-fold increase in the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives. He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley major reference work Handbook of Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials.
J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society, has been made a Knight of the French Academic Palms (Chevalier de l'ordre des palmes académiques) in recognition of his work promoting French culture and history throughout the world. The honor, the oldest and highest non-military decoration conferred by the French government, was established by Napoleon in 1808. Mr. Markham's numerous books on Napoleonic history include the Wiley title Napoleon For Dummies.
Dr. Robin Lock, Burry Professor of Statistics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, received the 2014 Waller Distinguished Teaching Career Award, given by the American Statistical Association in recognition of his outstanding teaching and contributions to statistical education. Dr. Lock is a co-author (with several members of his family) of the Wiley textbook Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data.
Shaa Wasmund, the founder of Smarta, a business support and advice network for U.K. start-ups, small business owners, and entrepreneurs, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year's Honours 2015, "For services to Business and Entrepreneurship." Ms. Wasmund is the co-author of the Wiley books Stop Talking, Start Doing: A Kick in the Pants in Six Parts and The Smarta Way To Do Business: By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs; Your ultimate guide to starting a business.