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2016 ACES faculty awards and recognitions

Published February 13, 2017

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois has award-winning faculty in all of its departments. These faculty are recognized for their excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and service at the university level as well as on the national and international stages.

What follows is an incomplete list of the awards and recognitions received by ACES faculty in 2016.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Robert Aherin                          Practitioner Achievement Award, International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health

Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Mark Althouse, Ryan Batts,       Farm Policy Decision Aid Group Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Jonathan Coppess, Stu Ellis, 

Andy Goers, Scott Irwin, Nick

Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Bruce

Sherrick

 

Philip Garcia                           Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

                                                Quality of Research Discovery Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Scott Irwin                               Quality of Research Discovery Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Madhu Khanna                       Fellowship, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Bruce Sherrick                        Service to Agriculture Award, Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Yilan Xu                                   Fellowship, University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study

Agricultural Education

David Rosch                           NACTA Educator Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Animal Sciences

Phil Cardoso                           Midwest Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award, American Dairy Science Association

                                                Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production, American Dairy Science Association

Ryan Dilger                             Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, University of Illinois

                                                NACTA Educator Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

                                                Outstanding Young Researcher Award, American Society of Animal Sciences

                                                Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition, American Society of Nutrition

George Fahey                         Morrison Award, American Society of Animal Science

                                                Fellowship, American Society of Nutrition

                                                Mentor Award, Mexican-Brazilian Societies of Animal Science

Rex Gaskins                           Distinguished Scientists Award, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Mike Hutjens                           Distinguished Service Award, American Dairy Science Association

Juan Loor                                Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science, American Dairy Science Association    

Kelly Swanson                        Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Minnesota-Crookston

                                               Human Nutrition Endowed Professorship, Kraft Heinz Company

Matthew Wheeler                   Campus Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award, University of Illinois

                                               Executive Officer Distinguished Leadership Award, University of Illinois

                                               Mentor of the Year, International Embryo Technology Society

Crop Sciences

Fred Below                             Fellowship, Agronomy Society of America

Kim Kidwell                             Fellowship, Crop Science Society of America

Andrew Leakey                      Calvin-Benson Award for Early Career Research, International Society for Photosynthesis

Steve Long                             Fellowship, University of Oxford, Lincoln College

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Karen Chapman-Novakofski  Excellence in Practice Award, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jill Craft                                   NACTA Educator Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Justine Karduck                      Outstanding Abstract Award, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Elizabeth Jeffery                     Dannon Institute Mentorship Award, American Society of Nutrition

Zeynep Madak-Erdogan         Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award, American Society of Nutrition and the                                                  Council for Responsible Nutrition

Elvira de Mejia                        Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, Illinois International Program

Shelly Schmidt                        Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, University of Illinois

Human Development and Family Studies

Gail Ferguson                         Early Career Psychologist Award for International Psychology, American Psychological Association

Barbara Fiese                         Distinguished Career Contributions to Family Psychology, American Psychological Association

Reed Larson                           John P. Hill Memorial Award, Society of Research on Adolescence

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Yuji Arai                                   Marian L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Award, Soil Science Society of America

Richard Brazee                       Publication of Enduring Significance Award, Marine Resource Economics

Kaiyu Guan                             New Investigator Award, NASA

                                                Career Award, Early Career Investigator Program, NASA

Kenneth Olson                        Society’s Fellow Award, Soil and Water Conservation Society

Robert Schooley                     Alumni Award of Professional Excellence, University of Maine