Faculty members recognized for their outstanding achievements

A number of faculty members from the School of Environment and Society were among those recognized recently for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. At a reception on Tuesday, April 6, at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Home on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, more than two dozen distinguished members of the FIU academic community - world-class scientists and researchers, authors and scholars - were honored for their accomplishments.

Awards and Honors

Michael Heithaus director and associate professor in the School of Environment and Society, was awarded a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation for his study titled “Does predator intimidation help structure a pristine seagrass community through multiple indirect pathways?”

Prize winning publications and creative work

  • Deron Burkepile assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, received an Editor’s Choice Award by Science magazine for “Herbivore species richness and feeding complementarity affect community structure and function: the case for Caribbean coral reefs”.
  • Denise Duhamel associate professor in the Creative Writing program in the Department of English, was named Best Local Poet by the Miami New Times in its Best of Miami 2009 issue.
  • Les Standiford professor of English, received the “Best Book by a Local Author” award in the 2009 edition of the Miami Times’ “Best of” edition for his book “Washington Burning”.