Several University of Utah faculty members in the College of Social and Behavioral Science have been honored for outstanding teaching and research.
The annual awards were presented at the college's year-end social and awards program. About 145 faculty members in the college were eligible.Dr. Donna M. Gelfand, professor of psychology, was recognized for being the first woman to win the university-wide Distinguished Researcher Award, which was presented at commencement.
The college's outstanding teaching award went to Dr. Thomas E. Malloy, associate professor of psychology, who teaches statistics and psychology methods. Malloy has successfully integrated writing practice into what is ordinarily a quantitative field.
The winner of the college's outstanding researcher award in the senior category, which includes all associate and full professors, was Dr. Timothy W. Smith, associate professor of psychology. His specialty is how stress affects health.
The winner in the junior category, which includes untenured assistant professors, was Dr. Ken R. Smith, assistant professor of family and consumer studies, who has conducted a widely recognized study on how widowhood affects people's financial status.