Author Honors and Awards

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Winslow Yerxa, a renowned performer and authority on the harmonica and an instructor at the California Jazz Conservatory, has received the 2016 Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award, conferred by SPAH (the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica) to recognize harmonica players who have a long record of achievement and of preserving and advancing the harmonica and sharing their talents and knowledge with the harmonica community. Mr. Yerxa is the author of Harmonica For Dummies and Blues Harmonica For Dummies.
Dr. Joe P. Richmond, Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley-VCH journal Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal, awarded by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, or German Chemical Society) in recognition of his contributions to the founding and development of leading journals and reference works in the field of organic chemistry. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis was ranked first in the Applied Chemistry category of the 2016 ISI Journal Citation Reports, and Dr. Richmond has served as the journal's Editor-in-Chief since its inception in 2001.
Dr. George R. Boggs, President and CEO Emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges, and Superintendent/President Emeritus, Palomar College, is a 2016 winner of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Leadership Award, given in recognition of his pivotal role in bringing greater recognition and respect to America's community colleges. Dr. Boggs is the co-author of the Wiley book Practical Leadership in Community Colleges: Navigating Today's Challenges and has contributed to several other Wiley publications, including the journal New Directions for Community Colleges.
Dr. Richard S. Moog, Professor of Chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College and Director of the POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) Project, is the 2016 winner of the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, one of the prestigious National Awards administered by the American Chemical Society. Dr. Moog was cited "for developing and encouraging the use of innovative, student-centered teaching approaches and fostering true collaboration among professionals that benefits the entire chemical education community." He is the co-author of the Wiley textbook Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry.
Louis Carter, CEO and founder of Best Practice Institute (BPI), has been recognized as a Trail Blazer in the 2016 Learning! Champion Awards conferred by Elearning! Magazine, honoring individuals for exceptional contributions to the learning industry. Mr. Carter was cited for continuing to "blaze a path for global learning leaders, provoking traditional thinking in social collaboration, technology, and feed-forward appreciative coaching." He is a co-author of the Wiley books The Change Champion's Field Guide and Best Practices in Talent Management, and a coeditor of Best Practices in Organization Development and Change.
Dr. Christiane Paul, Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, is a winner of the 2016 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, given by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation in recognition of arts writing that directly advances the scholarship, criticism, and theory of digital art and evolving technologies within contemporary art. Dr. Paul is the author of the Wiley book A Companion to Digital Art and a contributor to A Companion to Public Art.
Dr. Updesh Kumar, Scientist 'G' and Head, Mental Health Division at the Defense Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Defense R&D Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defense, India, has received the Scientist of the Year Award, conferred by the Honorable Defense Minister Manohar Parikkar at the DRDO directors' conclave on November 14, 2015. Dr. Kumar is the editor of The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, and Academic Director of the QUEST Honors Program at the University of Maryland, has received the 2016 IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award for his Wiley book Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management, cited as "an outstanding published book that focuses on a facet of industrial engineering, improves education, or furthers the profession."
Professor Katrin Sommer of Germany's Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum has won the 2015 German Polytechnics Award, given by the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft, in recognition of her educational program KEMIE - Kinder Erleben mit ihren Eltern Chemie (Children experience chemistry with their parents), published as a special issue of the Wiley journal CHEMKON in December 2013. The Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft is one of the largest private foundations in Germany, focusing on education, science, and technology; arts and culture; and social, charitable, and humanitarian work.
Dr. Stefan Jorda, Managing Director of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation since January 1, 2016, has won the 2015 Medal for Scientific Journalism, given by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society) in recognition of his work with Wiley-VCH's Physik Journal. Dr. Jorda joined the journal's editorial staff in 1995 and served as Editor-in-Chief from 1998 through 2015.
Dr. Antonio Napolitano, Full Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Napoli "Parthenope," has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in recognition of his contributions to the statistical theory of nonstationary signal processing. Dr. Napolitano is the author of the Wiley book Generalizations of Cyclostationary Signal Processing: Spectral Analysis and Applications.
Dr. Robert Crabtree, Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, has earned the distinction of inclusion in the Thomson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, representing those who have written the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers, placing them among the top one percent within their subject fields. Dr. Crabtree is the author of the Wiley title The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, now in the sixth edition.
Dr. Marcia Rosal, Department of Art Education Professor and Art Therapy Program Director at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Fine Arts, has received FSU's 2015 Transformation Through Teaching award, given to honor full-time faculty members who have had an intellectual, inspirational, and integrative impact on the lives of their students. Dr. Rosal is the co-editor of The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy.
Dr. Francis J. Doyle III (left), John A. Paulson Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor at Harvard University, and Dr. Thomas F. Edgar (right), George T. and Gladys H. Abell Chair in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the UT Energy Institute, have received prestigious awards from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). Dr. Doyle was given the Control Engineering Practice Award for pioneering accomplishments around the development of the artificial pancreas, and Dr. Edgar received the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award for a career of outstanding educational and professional leadership in automatic control. They are co-authors of the Wiley textbook Process Dynamics and Control, 3e.
Dr. Jessica Houston and Dr. Ruofan Cao of New Mexico State University and Dr. Mark Naivar and Dr. Mark Wilder of DarklingX LLC received the 2015 Best Paper Award, given by the Wiley journal Cytometry Part A (the official journal of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, or ISAC) for their jointly written paper "Expanding the Potential of Standard Flow Cytometry by Extracting Fluorescence Lifetimes from Cytometric Pulse Shifts." As the paper's corresponding author, Dr. Houston (left) accepted the award during CYTO 2015, the 30th Congress of ISAC.
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.