Recent Honoree Faculty

Boston University faculty frequently receive national and international recognition for their outstanding contributions to their fields. The list below reflects awards and recognitions earned by BU faculty in 2018. See highlights from past years.

Ahmed Ghappour

School of Law

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
Boston University


Alina Ene

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Early Career Development Program
National Science Foundation


Ann McKee

Neurology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | School of Medicine

Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award,?Alzheimer’s Association;?Bostonian of the Year, The?Boston Globe;?100 Most Influential People,?TIME Magazine;?Member,?National Academy of Medicine


Anushya Chandran

Physics | College of Arts & Sciences

Sloan Research Fellowship – Physics,?Alfred P. Sloan Foundation;
Faculty Early Career Development Program Award,?National Science Foundation


April Hughes

Religion | College of Arts & Sciences

Individual Research Grant,?American Academy of Religion;
East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship, Boston University


Babak Eliassi-Rad

Ophthalmology | School of Medicine

Achievement Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology


Brooke Blower

History | College of Arts & Sciences

Metcalf Cup and Prize
Boston University


Cara Stepp

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Fellow
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Carey Morewedge

Marketing |?Questrom School of Business

Fellow
Association for Psychological Science


Catherine Klapperich

Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
Biomedical Engineering Society


Charlene Ong

Neurology | School of Medicine

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
Boston University


Christopher Chen

Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
Biomedical Engineering Society


Christopher Laumann

Physics | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Early Career Development Program
National Science Foundation


Chuanhua Duan

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Young Faculty Fellow
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


Darrel Kotton

Medicine | School of Medicine

Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments
American Thoracic Society


David Barlow

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement, Practice
American Psychological Foundation


David Boas

Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
Optical Society of America


David Henderson

Psychiatry | School of Medicine

Alexander Gralnick, MD Award for Schizophrenia Research
American Psychiatric Association


David Waxman

Biology | College of Arts & Sciences; Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering; Medicine | School of Medicine

Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


Deepak Kumar

Physical Therapy & Athletic Training | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College; Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit | School of Medicine

Eugene Michels New Investigator Award
American Physical Therapy Association


Donald Wright

Public Relations | College of Communication

Dorothy Bowles Public Service Award
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Elena Forzani

Literacy Education | Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award
International Literacy Association


Elizabeth Co

Biology | College of Arts & Sciences

Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching
Boston University


Emily Barman

Sociology | College of Arts & Sciences

Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action


Eve Manz

Science Education | Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Faculty Early Career Development Program
National Science Foundation


Gary Sheffer

Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations | College of Communication

Sandra R. Frazier Professor of Public Relations
Boston University


Henrik Selin

International Relations | Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship
Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich


Hugo Aparicio

Neurology | School of Medicine

Aram V. Chobanian Assistant Professorship
Boston University


James Bird

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Prism’s 20 Under 40
American Society for Engineering Education


James Rebitzer

Markets, Public Policy & Law |?Questrom School of Business

Peter & Deborah Wexler Professor in Management
Boston University


James Traniello

Biology | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science


James Wolff

Global Health | School of Public Health

Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching
Boston University


Jeffrey Geddes

Earth & Environment | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Early Career Development Program
National Science Foundation


Jennifer Balakrishnan

Mathematics & Statistics | College of Arts & Sciences

Sloan Research Fellowship-Mathematics
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


John Porco

Chemistry | College of Arts & Sciences

Samour Family Professor in Organic Chemistry
Boston University


Karen Golden-Biddle

Organizational Behavior | Questrom School of Business

Fellow
Academy of Management


Karen Warkentin

Biology and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies | College of Arts & Sciences

University Lecturer
Boston University


Karin Hendricks

Music and Music Education | College of Fine Arts

String Researcher Award
American String Teachers Association


Kathleen Corriveau

Applied Human Development | Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Early Career Impact Award
Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Khiara Bridges

School of Law

Provost’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award
Boston University


Kimberly Howard

Counseling Psychology | Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Fellow
American Psychological Association


Lawrence Sulak

Physics | College of Arts & Sciences

W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics
American Physical Society


Liat Gafni-Lachter

Occupational Therapy Online Program | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Fulbright Scholar (2017)
US Department of State


Luca Dal Negro

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | ENG;?Physics |College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow
Optical Society of America


Malika Jeffries-EL

Chemistry | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow
American Chemical Society


Margaret Beck

Mathematics & Statistics |?College of Arts & Sciences

Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars
American Mathematical Society


Mark Grinstaff

Chemistry | College of Arts & Sciences;?Medicine | School of Medicine;?Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Clemson Award for Applied Research
Society for Biomaterials


Mark Williams

Finance | Questrom School of Business

James E. Freeman Lecturer in Management Chair
Boston University


Marshall Van Alstyne

Information Systems | Questrom School of Business

Best Information Systems Publications Award,?Association for Information Systems;
Questrom Professor in Management, Boston University


Masha Kamenetska

Chemistry and Physics | College of Arts & Sciences

Air Force Investigators Research Program Grant
Air Force Office of Scientific Research


Matthew Fox

Epidemiology and Global Health | School of Public Health

Teaching Excellence Award
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health


Matthew Kulke

Medicine | School of Medicine

Zoltan Kohn Professor of Medicine
Boston University


Megan Cole

Health Law, Policy & Management | School of Public Health

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
Boston University


Michael Hasselmo

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow
American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Paul Barbone

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering


Portia Pedro

School of Law

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
Boston University


Ran Canetti

Computer Science | College of Arts & Sciences

RSA Conference Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics
RSA


Rosina Georgiadis

Chemistry | College of Arts & Sciences

Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology
Boston University


Sahar Sharifzadeh

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

11 Rising Stars of Science
Scientific American


Samuel Bazzi

Economics | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Research Fellow
National Bureau of Economic Research


Selim ünlü

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
Optical Society of America


Shelly Rambo

Theology | School of Theology

Sabbatical Grant for Researchers
Louisville Institute


Shoai Hattori

Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience | College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Academic Advisor Award
Boston University


Sigrid Nunez

Creative Writing Program | College of Arts & Sciences

National Book Award for Best Fiction
National Book Foundation


Siobhán O’Mahony

Strategy & Innovation | Questrom School of Business

Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fellow,?University of Virginia;
Feld Family Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Boston University


Stefan Hofmann

Psychological & Brain Sciences | College of Arts & Sciences

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award
Humboldt Foundation


Stefania Garetto

Economics | College of Arts & Sciences

Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research


Stephen Christiansen

Ophthalmology and Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Senior Achievement Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology


Steven Kou

Finance | Questrom School of Business

Allen Questrom Professor in Management,?Boston University
Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics


Terence Keane

Psychiatry | School of Medicine

Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Trauma Psychology
American Psychological Association


Victor Kumar

Philosophy | College of Arts & Sciences

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
Boston University


Vinod Sarin

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
National Academy of Inventors


Vivien Schmidt

International Relations | Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies; Political Science | College of Arts & Sciences

Fellow
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation


W. Clem Karl

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering |?College of Engineering

Fellow
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering


Wen Li

Astronomy | College of Arts & Sciences

Sloan Research Fellowship-Physics
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Wenchao Li

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Systems Engineering | College of Engineering

Peter J. Levine Career Development Professorship
Boston University


Xin Zhang

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Innovator of the Year
Boston University


Yanhang Zhang

Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering | College of Engineering

Fellow
American Society of Mechanical Engineers