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USC historian awarded Woodrow Wilson Center fellowship

Dr. Marjorie J. Spruill, a history professor at the University of South Carolina, has been awarded a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She will be in residence at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from September 2010 through May 2011 to work on her book, “Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics.”

The center fosters interaction between scholars and public officials in Congress and the executive branch of government to help scholars illuminate key public-policy topics. Spruill’s research concentrates on the transformation of American political culture during the 1970s that led to the political culture of today.

This is Spruill’s third fellowship since she joined the university’s faculty in 2004. She was a fellow with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University from 2006 – 07 and will begin a fellowship with the National Endowment for the Humanities beginning June 2011.

USC geographer named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

Dr. Ed Carr, an associate professor of geography at the University of South Carolina, has been awarded a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellowships are highly competitive. Carr’s fellowship will provide the financial support for him to work with the U.S. Agency for International Development as climate change adaptation coordinator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. He will relocate to Washington, D.C., for his one-year appointment.

Carr is a leading expert on global development, particularly the intersection of development with global economic and environmental change. His fieldwork has focused on Africa, specifically Ghana and Malawi.

USC psychologist honored in the field of evaluation


Dr. Abraham Wandersman, a psychology professor at the University of South Carolina, received the 2010 Distinguished Evaluator Award from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. Wandersman was honored for “advancing reflection and accountability in program evaluation.”

He is a co-author of “Prevention Plus III” and “Getting To Outcomes” (winner of the 2008 Outstanding Publication Award from the American Evaluation Association) and a co-editor of “Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self Assessment and Accountability” and of many other books and articles. Wandersman often is called upon to conduct lectures and workshops on effective program planning, quality implementation, evaluation, continuous quality improvement and sustainability, as well as on bridging research and practice.

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Posted: 05/25/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 05/25/10 @ 1:09 PM | Permalink

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