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  • Recent Awards and Honors

    Research. Teaching. Scholarship. Service. Each year, Maxwell faculty, students and staff distinguish themselves as educators, investigators and future leaders committed to excellence in the public interest. Their awards and accolades are many. To follow is a partial list of notable recent honors.

  • Murphy receives 2021 Daniel Patrick Moynihan junior faculty award

    Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, is this year’s recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. The award will be presented at the Maxwell School’s virtual Graduate Convocation on Saturday, May 22. As this year’s Moynihan Award winner, Murphy will be the featured speaker at Convocation. The Moynihan Award is presented annually in recognition of a non-tenured faculty member of the Maxwell School with an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.

     

    Maxwell students chosen to be 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars

    Eight Maxwell School students were among those named 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships, now in their 32nd year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Those students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among the 270 people who perished in the bombing. The scholarships are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations.

     

    Shana Kushner Gadarian is a 2021 Carnegie Fellow

    Shana Kushner Gadarian, associate professor and chair of political science, has been named a 2021 Carnegie Fellow. As recipients of the so-called “brainy award,” each Carnegie Fellow receives a grant of up to $200,000, making it possible to devote significant time to research, writing and publishing in the humanities and social sciences. The award is for a period of up to two years, and its anticipated result is a book or major study. Gadarian’s Carnegie-funded project, “Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Revealed the Depths of Partisan Polarization,” will investigate the long-term impacts of the pandemic on health behaviors and evaluations of government performance.

     

    Maxwell students named Class of 2022 Senior Class Marshals

    A longstanding tradition honoring two exemplar seniors, the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience announces today the selection of Ava Breitbeck, a political science major, and Morgan Storino, a citizenship and civic engagement major, as the Class of 2022 Senior Class Marshals. In this role, Breitbeck and Storino serve as the all-University representatives for their graduating class and will lead Syracuse University’s 168th Commencement ceremony.

     

    Six Maxwell students receive prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Traditionally, some 550 students spend eight to 10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 languages—Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish or Urdu. The program is fully funded and includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

     

    Three Maxwell students named 2021 Syracuse University Scholars

    Maxwell students Katelyn Bajorek, Patrick Linehan and Simran Mirchandani are among the twelve seniors that have been named as the 2021 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows.

     

    Anne Mosher named Provost Faculty Fellow

    Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu has named Anne E. Mosher, associate professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School, a Provost’s Faculty Fellow. Her fellowship will focus on advancing the University’s work in implementing the Shared Competencies and evaluating the use of high-impact practices in undergraduate education.

     

    Maxwell alumni, student honored with 2021 ASPA awards

    The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) announced it will honor more than 40 individuals and organizations when it convenes its annual awards program next month during their 2021 Annual Conference. Several Maxwell alumni and one current online EMPA student are among the award honorees.

     

    Maxwell MPA alumna Mallie Prytherch named a Schwarzman Scholar

    Mallie Prytherch G’19, an alumna of the Master of Public Administration Program in the Maxwell School, was named as a Schwarzman Scholar. Prytherch is one of 154 scholars selected from more than 3,600 applicants from around the world. The Schwarzman Scholars Program was created in 2016 to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century. The program provides scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

     

    Monnat part of team recognized for research on rural America

    A research team of 39 investigators from 28 colleges and universities from across the United States has been recognized by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture with its National Excellence in Multistate Research Award. Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology, currently chairs the research coalition and accepted the award on behalf of her colleagues in a virtual ceremony.

     

    Yingyi Ma named Provost Faculty Fellow

    Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu has recently announced the appointment of faculty member Yingyi Ma to serve as a Provost Faculty Fellow, focused on internationalization. “We are incredibly fortunate that Professor Ma will be serving as a Faculty Fellow to provide leadership and expertise in international programs,” says Liu. “Her specific expertise will benefit Syracuse University’s international students, programs and partnerships in tangible ways.” Ma is an associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/Asian American Studies in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

     

    Maxwell sociologists appointed to leadership roles at ASA

    Maxwell sociologists appointed to leadership roles at ASA Three professors of sociology at the Maxwell School, all affiliated with the University’s Aging Studies Institute, have been named to leadership roles within the American Sociology Association (ASA), the premiere professional organizat

     

    Maxwell welcomes four Robertson Fellows as part of new MPA/IR class

    Among students who began pursuit of professional master’s degrees earlier this month, four did so as Robertson Foundation for Government Fellows. They are Ricky Cieri, Katherine Maxwell, Elizabeth Marin, and Kelli Sunabe. Robertson awards are among the most generous and prestigious available to professional graduate students at the Maxwell School.

     

    PhD candidate Adrienne Atterberry receives Chancellor's Citation

    Adrienne Atterberry, a PhD candidate in sociology, received a 2020 Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Student Research as part of the One University Awards. The award is given to undergraduate and graduate students who, during their time at Syracuse University, have engaged in collaborative research that has the potential to make a deep and lasting impact on the greater society.

     

    Castro named McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence

    A. Peter Castro, professor of anthropology, has been named a Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence. The McClure Professorship is awarded to members of the Maxwell faculty in recognition of their dedication to teaching lower-division, interdisciplinary courses for undergraduates.

     

    Maxwell faculty and students honored with 2020 One University awards

    Syracuse University announced its 2020 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service. The annual ceremony was scheduled to take place on April 17 in Hendricks Chapel, but was canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines.

     

    Senior Kara Foley wins top undergraduate research prize

    Kara Foley, a senior majoring in international relations and policy studies, won the Maxwell School’s annual Ben and Marcia Baldanza Prize for top undergraduate research paper, as part of the School’s annual efforts to recognize exemplary undergraduate research. Xinzhi Lin, a senior history and international relations major, was awarded an honorable mention for his research paper. Francine D’Amico received the Ben and Marcia Baldanza Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.

     

    Maxwell students selected as 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars

    Ten Maxwell students were among the 35 students selected to be the 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars by Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. The scholarships, now in their 31st year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

     

    Maxwell students receive Fulbright teaching and research grants

    Three Maxwell students will make impacts around the globe as 2020-21 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five Maxwell students were also chosen as alternates. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a number of different awards that include English teaching assistantships (ETA) and study/research grants in over 140 countries.

     

    Gueorguiev receives 2020 Moynihan junior faculty award

    Dimitar Gueorguiev, assistant professor of political science, is this year’s recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. The Moynihan Award is presented annually in recognition of a non-tenured faculty member of the Maxwell School with an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service.

     

    Klotz receives distinguished scholar award from ISA

    Audie Klotz, professor of political science, is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Organization Section of the International Studies Association (ISA). The Distinguished Scholar Award is presented to senior scholars whose influence, scholarly work, and mentorship are expected to significantly shape the field of international studies in the years to come.

     

    CCE major Ambrose wins Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship

    Phoebe Ambrose, a sophomore majoring in citizenship and civic engagement at Maxwell, and food studies at the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, has been named a 2020 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. Ambrose was one of 14 fellows selected, from among more than 900 applicants; she is Syracuse University’s first Mount Vernon Fellow.

     

    Maxwell student Kyle Rosenblum named SU's first Schwarzman Scholar

    Kyle Rosenblum, a senior policy studies major in the Maxwell School, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar. He is Syracuse University’s first Schwarzman Scholar. Rosenblum, who is also student in the Renée Crown University Honors Program and a 2020 Class Marshal, was one of 145 scholars selected from more than 4,700 applicants from around the world.

     

    Nabatchi and Schwegman earn NASPAA distinctions

    Maxwell Professor Tina Nabatchi, and a PhD student in public administration, David Schwegman, were each individually honored at the recently concluded NASPAA annual conference in Los Angeles. Nabatchi received the 2019 Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award and Schwegman was selected as a 2019 NASPAA Emerging Scholar.

     

    NAPA names four fellows from Maxwell School faculty

    Four Maxwell School faculty members have been selected to join the National Academy of Public Administration as 2019 Academy Fellows. The inductees — all of them professors of public administration and international affairs — are James E. Baker, Leonard Burman, Leonard Lopoo, and Peter Wilcoxen.

     

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