Liberal Arts Faculty Recognized for Winning External Funding for Their Research

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At the 3rd Annual Researcher Appreciation Reception, Dean Susan Welch and Eric Silver, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies expressed their appreciation to faculty who received external funding for their research during the past year. During this period, Liberal Arts faculty submitted over 200 proposals to over 80 different funding agencies in the social sciences and humanities.

In addition to the 21 faculty members who were awarded their first grant at Penn State this year, special recognition was given to those who have received external funding for their research for 15 or more consecutive years. Those honors included Lynn Liben, James Tybout, and Pamela Cole (15 years), Jim Lantolf and Joan Richtsmeier (16 years), John McCarthy, Mark Shriver, and Judy Kroll (17 years), and KenWeiss, Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus (23 years).

Karen Bierman, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies was honored for having 25 years of consecutive funding. She currently has an NIH R01 grant that goes through 2020.

We are extremely proud of these faculty members’ accomplishments and greatly appreciate their outstanding work.

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