Finance professor Murillo Campello has been named a rising star in finance by a panel of scholars from the nation’s top business schools.
Campello, the Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz professor of finance, was among four professors honored in May at the Rising Stars Conference 2010 in Troy, N.Y.
The Rising Star Award is given to young scholars who have made a significant contribution to the field of finance and whose impact is expected to grow as their careers unfold. A committee of business experts from Harvard, New York University, the Wharton Business School and other leading universities chooses the winners.
Thomas A. Schwandt, a professor of and head of educational psychology, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Evaluation.
In May, he was elected a fellow of the American Educational Research Association for outstanding research accomplishments. Founded in 1916, the association aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education.
Stefanie Bumpus, a postdoctoral research associate in the Institute for Genomic Biology, and Doug Walker, a hydrologist with the Illinois State Water Survey, were awarded Science and Technology Policy Fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Bumpus will be at the Department of Defense in the Office of the ATSD/Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.
Walker’s initial assignment will be at the Washington, D.C., offices of the State Department as a foreign affairs officer in the South and Central Asia Bureau.
Allan G. Borst, a lecturer in the department of English, was named a new faculty fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. He was awarded a two-year position at the University of California at Los Angeles.
The council, a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations, is the pre-eminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.
Retired UI Press acquisitions editor Judith M. McCulloh will be one of 18 artists to receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The New York Times’ Arts Beat column reports that she will be recognized in the field of folk and traditional arts.