Best in Show


A BARK out to


… College of Education Professor Ron Butchart, whose book, Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876, was named Outstanding Book of the Year by the History of Education Society.

…  Richard T. Watson, the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business, who received the Lyons Electronic Office (LEO) Award from the Association for Information Systems for “exceptional lifetime achievement in information systems.”

…  Dr. Mark Ebell, an associate professor in the College of Public Health, who was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

… College of Education Professor Gayle Andrews, who received the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service from the Association for Middle Level Education.

… Genetics Professor Jonathan Arnold, who was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


… Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Perdue professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Computational Chemistry, who was awarded a Humboldt Research Award from Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

… Darnell Tate, manager of the Oglethorpe Dining Commons, who received the Patriot Award from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

… The School of Law, which took the top trophy at the eighth annual Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition and the second annual Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition.

… Linda Campbell, director of the Center for Counseling in the College of Education, who was one of 10 psychologists in the nation to receive a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association.


… College of Education Professor Deryl Bailey, who received the 2011 Courtland C. Lee Social Justice Award from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

… Joachim Walther, assistant professor of engineering, who received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award he will use to develop improved methods for studying engineering education.

… Franklin West, assistant professor of animal and dairy science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, who was named one of the nation’s top scholars under 40 years old by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.