Nursing faculty Ann Eckhardt and Amanda Hopkins have a passion for research, and they can further pursue that passion with their students, thanks to funding from the Illinois Board of Higher Education's 2018 Nurse Educator Fellowship.
Illinois Wesleyan University English faculty members James Plath and Michael Theune each authored a book published in 2017: Everything Shapes Itself to the Sea (by Plath) and We Need to Talk: A New Method For Evaluating Poetry (by Theune).
Illinois Wesleyan University professor of economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo is the recipient of the 2017 Abbejean Kehler Technology Award, honoring his innovative use of technology to improve economic education.
Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising his total to 95 species.
Assistant Professor of Nursing Lydia Bertschi has been selected as a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders Award from the Illinois Nurses Foundation.
Mark Brodl, currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Budget and Research at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has been named the next provost of Illinois Wesleyan University.
Students led by Associate Professor of Physics Thushara Perera are designing and building a Fourier Transform Spectrometer and other instruments to help scientists learn more about cosmic dust.
Chair and Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner has been named the 2017 recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.
Victoria Folse has been named the 2018 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, honoring a faculty member who brings spirit, passion and scholarship to the art of teaching.
Illinois Wesleyan's Manori Perera has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the ACS Illinois Heartland Early Career Chemist Award.