Kim and Halloran awarded 2014 Wang-Fradkin Professorships


Chapman University’s elite Wang-Fradkin Professorships were awarded to professors from Schmid College of Science and Technology and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Science at the 19th Annual Chapman University Faculty Honors Convocation, held Friday in the George H.W. Bush Conference Center.

Chancellor Daniele Struppa presents the Senior junior Wang-Fradkin Professorship to Christopher Kim, Ph.D.

Chancellor Daniele Struppa presents the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship to Christopher Kim, Ph.D.

Receiving the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship was Christopher Kim, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Kim’s work focuses on
environmental problems involving metal contamination in natural settings.

The Junior Wang-Fradkin Professorship went to Lia Halloran, assistant professor in the Department of Art. Halloran is a visual artist.

Receiving this year's Junior Wang-Fradkin Professorship is Lia Halloran.

Awarded this year’s Junior Wang-Fradkin Professorship was Lia Halloran.

Halloran’s work often makes use of scientific concepts as a starting point and explores how perception, time and scale inform the human desire to understand the world.

The Wang-Fradkin Professorships are two-year monetary awards to further teaching and scholarship. They were founded in memory of Hua-Cheng Wang, professor of political science, diplomat and expert on international law; and Cheng-Mei Fradkin, distinguished teacher, scholar and administrator.

Other awards presented Friday included:

Valerie Scudder Awards:

    • Marilyn J. Harran, Ph.D., professor, departments of Religious Studies and History

 

    • Donald Kochan, professor, Dale E. Fowler School of Law

 

    • Michael E. Nehring, professor, Department of Theatre

 

    • Anuradha Prakash, Ph.D., professor, Food Science and Nutrition

 

Outstanding Teaching Professor:

    • Roxanne Greitz Miller, Ed.D., associate professor, College of Educational Studies

 

Pedagogical Innovation:

    • Julye Bidmead, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Religious Studies

 

Curriculum Innovation in Sustainability Education:                         

    • Fredric T. Smoller, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Political Science

 

Excellence in Service:

    • Drew Moshier, Ph.D., professor, School of Computational Science

 

    • Jan Osborn, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of English

 

Excellence in Research:

    • Michelle Cleary, Ph.D., associate professor, College of Educational Studies

 

    • John Compton, associate professor, Department of Political Science

 

    • Peter Jipsen, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mathematics

 

Excellence in Teaching:

    • Matthew Gartner, Ph.D., instructor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

 

    • Veston Rowe, associate professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

 

    • Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith, assistant professor, Crean College of Health and Life Sciences

 

 

Dawn Bonker

Dawn Bonker

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