4 award-winning faculty members in 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:23 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — Four MU professors have been honored with awards or committee positions. 

1. Steven Watts, professor of history, was the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award. This award is given to faculty members who demonstrate clear distinction in teaching, research, writing, creative activities and service to the university and to humankind. Watts received the award from UM System President Tim Wolfe at the June 13 Board of Curators meeting.

2. Martha Steffens, professor of journalism, was one of two scholars named to the North American Committee board of the International Press Institute.

3. Kari Lane, assistant professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing was chosen as one of four John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagan Fellows by the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence for 2013 through 2015.

4. Cooper Drury, associate professor in the department of political science and Truman School of Public Affairs, was the 2013 recipient of the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given by the International Studies Association-Midwest and honors and individual for their scholarship and service.

Supervising editor is Jeanne Abbott.

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