Faculty and Student Honors
Honorary fellowships, appointments, awards, and notable presentations for IPR faculty fellows and associates. Browse recent honors below or view our archive to see awards given prior to 2020.
- Psychologist and IPR associate Steven Franconeri received a 2021 Cole-Higgins Award for outstanding teaching and advising from the McCormick School.
- IPR sociologist Beth Redbird was presented a Best Paper Award by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining as a co-author of “Supporting COVID-19 Policy Response with Large-Scale Mobility-Based Modeling.”
- IPR social policy expert Sally Nuamah received the 2021 Best Paper Award in Intersectionality from the American Political Science Association’s Women, Gender, and Politics Research Section and its Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section for her paper “Public Perceptions of Black Women and Girls and Their Punitive Consequences.”
- Pediatrician and IPR associate Craig Garfield was awarded a 2021 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship.
- Research by IPR statistician Larry Hedges, IPR economist Kirabo Jackson, IPR economist Charles Manski, economist and faculty adjunct Matthew Notowidigdo, IPR economist Diane Schanzenbach was cited in the committee’s scientific background paper justifying the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics.
- IPR graduate research assistant Sebastián Kiguel received a National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, which will support his research on reducing bullying and the impact of these efforts of students’ social and emotional development.
- IPR economist Kirabo Jackson joined the Spencer Foundation Board of Directors.
- IPR anthropologist Christopher Kuzawa was named the John D. McArthur Professor of Anthropology.
- Former IPR graduate research assistant Leah Salditch received the American Geophysical Union's Natural Hazards Section Award for Graduate Research.
- IPR graduate research assistant Sheridan Fuller was named an Equitable Growth Dissertation Scholar for 2021–22.
Sociologist, African American studies researcher, and IPR faculty adjunct Celeste Watkins-Hayes, who was awarded the 2021 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award by the American Sociological Association for Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality.
- IPR sociologist Andrew Papachristos was named to a new Science Council, organized by The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and Congressman Bill Foster.
- Social networking expert and IPR associate Noshir Contractor received the International Network for Social Network Analysis’ 2022 Simmel Award as the keynote speaker at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference.
- IPR social policy expert Sally Nuamah was named the 2021 Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar by the Urban Affairs Association.
- IPR graduate research assistant Sheridan Fuller earned a Presidential Fellowship, Northwestern’s highest honor for its graduate students.
- IPR social policy professor and IPR associate Cynthia Coburn was selected for a 2021 University Teaching Award from Northwestern University.
- Strategy professor and IPR associate Amanda Starc was named on Poets&Quants' Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors of 2021 list.
- IPR social psychologist Mesmin Destin was named a Guggenheim fellow for the class of 2021.
- IPR anthropologist Thomas McDade was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- IPR anthropologist Thomas McDade was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
- IPR social policy expert Sally Nuamah's book How Girls Achieve was selected as the winner of the Jackie Kirk Award for a publication in Gender and Education by the Comparative & International Education Society.
- IPR economist Jonathan Guryan was elected as a member of the National Academy of Education.
- Sociologist and African American studies researcher and IPR associate Mary Pattillo was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science as the 2021 James S. Coleman Fellow.
- Psychologist and IPR associate Sylvia Perry was elected a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
- Sociologist and African American studies researcher and IPR associate Mary Pattillo was named by the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine as one of “11 Black urbanists every planner should know.”
- IPR psychologist Sandra Waxman received the Provost Award for Exemplary Faculty Service, which recognizes faculty members who engage with, build and support the Northwestern community.
- IPR economist Hannes Schwandt was named to Capital magazine's "40 under 40" in the Society and Science category.
- IPR associate and media scholar Stephanie Edgerly received Northwestern's annual Walder Award for her work researching how new media alter the way audiences consume news and impact political engagement.
- IPR education sociologist Cynthia Coburn was awarded the Ver Steeg Fellowship, which is given to tenured faculty who have made major research contributions.
- IPR statistician Elizabeth Tipton received the Campbell Collaboration’s 2020 Frederick Mosteller Award for “an important contribution to the theory, method, or practice of systematic reviewing.”
- More than 30 IPR faculty have been recognized as being among the top 2% most cited academics in their respective fields, according to a database published in PLOS Biology by Stanford University researchers.
- Larry Hedges, IPR education researcher and statistician, and co-director of the STEPP Center, was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
- IPR political scientist Sally Nuamah's book How Girls Achieve was awarded the Critics' Choice Book Award by the American Educational Studies Association.
- IPR political scientist Chloe Thurston won the J. David Greenstone Book Award (best book award) from American Political Science Association’s Politics and History section for her book At the Boundaries of Homeownership: Credit, Discrimination, and the American State (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
- IPR political scientist Daniel Galvin received the Mary Parker Follett Prize for Best Article for “From Labor Law to Employment Law: The Changing Politics of Workers’ Rights” from American Political Science Association’s Politics and History section.
- Psychologist and IPR associate Jennifer Tackett was named an editor of Clinical Psychological Science.
IPR labor economist Kirabo Jackson was honored with the David N. Kershaw Award by the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, which recognizes distinguished policy research contributions for scholars under 40.
- IPR sociologist and African American studies researcher Celeste Watkins-Hayes was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Sex & Gender for Remaking a Life: How Women Living With HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality.
- IPR anthropologist Thomas McDade and IPR sociologist Beth Redbird, who were awarded National Science Foundation RAPID grants for COVID-19-related research on antibody testing and for the CoronaData U.S. survey.
IPR faculty emeritus Wesley Skogan was named in the top 25 Most-Cited Still Active Emeritus Scholars by the American Political Science Association. IPR political scientist James Druckman and IPR faculty emeritus Benjamin Page were listed in the top 100 Most-Cited Scholars.
- IPR health psychologist Edith Chen, sociologist and African American studies researcher and IPR associate Mary Pattillo, education professor and IPR associate James Spillane, oncofertility specialist and IPR associate Teresa Woodruff, and faculty adjunct Jennifer Richeson were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Sociologist and IPR associate Héctor Carrillo was named a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow of the American Council of Learned Sciences.
- IPR social policy professor and IPR associate Cynthia Coburn and IPR labor and education economist Kirabo Jackson were elected to the National Academy of Education.
IPR sociologist and African American studies researcher Celeste Watkins-Hayes and IPR political scientist Sally Nuamah were nominated as finalists for the 2020 PROSE Awards by the Association of American Publishers. Sally Nuamah won in the category Education Practice for her book How Girls Achieve.
- Developmental psychologist and IPR associate Yang Qu was named a 2020 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.
- IPR developmental psychologist Emma Adam and IPR economists Jonathan Guryan and Kirabo Jackson were honored during investiture ceremonies with new chairs.
- IPR director and economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.
- Professor and founding chair of medical social sciences and IPR associate David Cella was among the Highly Cited Research list by Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science.
- IPR political scientist Daniel Galvin was made a fellow of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations’ Center for Innovation in Worker Organization.
- Sociologist and IPR associate Héctor Carrillo's book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men won the 2020 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association.
- IPR psychologist Sandra Waxman co-edited the inaugural issue of the just-launched Annual Review of Developmental Psychology.
- IPR social policy professor and IPR associate Cynthia Coburn received an honorary doctorate from Catholic University of Louvain.