Ideas in Action – Additional Faculty Honors

Faye and Joe B. Wyatt Center at Peabody College

Erin Barton, associate professor of special education, was named a Vanderbilt 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellow.

Sarah Brown-Schmidt, associate professor in psychology and human development, gave an invited talk on “Memory for Conversation as Evidence” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sun-Joo Cho, associate professor of psychology, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Brian D. Christens, MS’04, PhD’08, associate professor of human and organizational development, has been elected a fellow of the Society for Community Research and Action.

Dale Farran, professor of education, emerita, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Sweden’s Jönköping University.

Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, has won an Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Science. Fazio also was named one of two Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the Spring 2020 semester.

Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development, special education, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, has received the inaugural APA Division 22 Citizen Psychologist Award for Advancing Disability as a Human Rights and Social Justice Issue.

Gina L. Frieden, assistant professor of the practice in human and organ-izational development, has been honored by Vanderbilt for 25 years of service.

Rogers P. Hall, professor of education, was appointed to the Wachtmeister Family Chair in the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Carolyn Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, has been named a George Eastman Visiting Professor at Oxford University. She will reside there in 2022–23.

Kathryn L. Humphreys, BS’05, assistant professor of psychology and human development and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was one of two Vanderbilt winners of the 2020 Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Jennifer Trueblood, associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Science, was the other.

Nicole Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education, received Vanderbilt’s Chancellors Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

David Laird, BA’95, MEd’97, EdD’03, assistant professor of the practice of education, has been appointed to the Carnegie National Faculty for Improvement Science.

Ebony O. McGee, associate professor of teaching and learning, authored a commissioned paper on mentoring underrepresented students in The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Craig A. Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.