Faculty News

Awards + Honors

Elizabeth Dunn, professor of Geography and International Studies, was awarded a 2019 IU President's International Research Award. Her research examines how countries and localities develop and manage refugee arrival infrastructure.

Sumit Ganguly, a Distinguished Professor and the Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Political Science, was awarded a 2019 IU President's International Research Award. His research will support the creation of new scholarly work and an author’s conference for the Oxford Handbook of Indian Politics.

Gary M. Hieftje, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair of Chemistry, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. His inventions are used in several fields including agriculture, biology, energy, forensics, material science, medicine, nuclear science and pharmaceutical science.

The College's First-Year English Composition program has earned a 2018-2019 Certificate of Excellence from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, an organization within the National Council of Teachers of English.


Seven College faculty members have been named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor that recognizes their outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research: Andrea G. Hohmann, the Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience in the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science and professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Daniel B. Kearns, professor of Biology; David M. Kehoe, professor of Biology, Jay-Terrence Lennon, professor of Biology; Robert M. Nosofsky, IU Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences; John T. Patton, associate professor of Biology and Blatt Chair of Virology; and Peter M. Todd, Provost Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Faculty in the news

An interdisciplinary team of College faculty along with colleagues from across IU campuses and schools published a statewide survey commissioned as part of the Indiana University Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge. The survey offers state-specific insights on public attitudes related to climate change.


Jessica McCrory Calarco, assistant professor of Sociology, was quoted in The Atlantic article “The Underlying Messages That Screen-Time Recommendations Send Parents.”


A paper coauthored by Youngjoo Cha, associate professor of Sociology, was referenced in The New York Times article “Women did everything right. Then work got 'greedy.'

New grants

From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Ankur Dalia in Biology for Characterizing the basic biology and mechanisms of biofilms in Vibrio cholera.


From the National Science Foundation to Douglas Edmonds in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for Collaborative Research: Understanding deltas from the lens of their channel networks.


From the National Science Foundation to Nam Quang Le in Mathematics for Regularity Estimates for the Linearized Monge-Ampere and Degenerate Monge-Ampere Equations and Applications in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.


From the National Institute of Health’s Office of the Director to Kevin R. Cook and Nicholas Samuel Sokol in Biology for Characterization of GAL4 and split-GAL4 driver expression in the Drosophila intestine at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center.


From the National science foundation to Jared C. Lewis in Chemistry for Career: Catalyzing Polymerization in the Laboratory and Discussion in the Classroom with Artificial Metalloenzymes.


From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology to Paul William Staten in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for A Multidecadal Satellite Record of Water Vapor, Temperature and Clouds.