Kenneth Ferraro, a distinguished professor of Sociology and director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course, was recently chosen as the national winner of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award for his work in gerontology.
The award is given annually to one member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) for their exceptional work in the field of gerontology. Started in 1965, this award is in memory of Robert W. Kleemeier, a former president of the Society who contributions to the Gerontological field were outstanding.
The award will be presented to Ferraro at the GSA's 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place from Nov. 10-13 in Phoenix, Ariz. Read more about Ferraro’s award.
Mangala Subramaniam, professor of sociology and Butler Chair and Director of the Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence has received the 2021 Award for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Section on the Political Economy of the World-System. Her work on the Coaching and Resource Network (CRN) for faculty has been specifically acknowledged.
Through the Butler Center
Subramaniam initiated the Coaching and Resource Network (CRN) for assistant and associate professors in fall 2019. ADVANCE Purdue is also a partner. The main goal of the network is to build coaching and mentoring relationships outside faculty units. The members of the CRN coach and mentor assistant and associate professors beyond disciplinary needs and requirements to develop long-term ongoing relationships.
A conversation, Challenging Stereotypes, with Subramaniam was also featured as the cover story in the July issue of Higher Ed Digest.