Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dr. Rivera nominated for Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, has been nominated for the 2010 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research by an individual. This is the first year that the award is being given in the category of individual research. The award recognizes an individual for making a significant and positive impact in their field of study and to UAA by participating in research, engagement, or creative activities.

Dr. Rivera was nominated for her outstanding research in domestic violence and in substance abuse issues. She has published seven peer-reviewed articles and 13 reports, and during FY 2010 she produced more externally funded research than any other professor in the Justice Center. Her work embraces the health and safety of Alaskan communities, and she collaborates with community partners, colleagues, and researchers across many disciplines to improve the quality of life throughout the state. Dr. Rivera joined the Justice Center in 2007.

Dr. Rivera is one of six nominees. The winner will be announced at the Faculty/Staff Convocation, August 18, at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.