Awards & Highlights

Image of Debra PooleAmerican Psychological Association highlights Debra Poole's research

October 2019

A new article published by psychology faculty member Debra Poole is featured in a recent APA Journals Article Spotlight. In the article, "Law and Human Behavior," Poole and her coauthors tackled a question frequently raised by practitioners in such cases: Should repeated interviews with children use the same interviewer or a different interviewer across sessions? 
Dr. Poole is an expert in children's eyewitness testimony and forensic interviewing of children. She has been a faculty member at Central Michigan University since 1987 and is the author of Interviewing Children: The Science of Conversation in Forensic Contexts


Image of Jay Martin holding award from the Midland Chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Jay Martin receives award from the Midland Chapter of the American Chemical Society

May 2019

Congratulations to Professor Jay Martin on receiving a Salute to Excellence Award from the Midland Chapter of the American Chemical Society in recognition of his expert guidance and enthusiastic support of their centennial historical exhibit. Martin is a faculty member in the history department and director of the Museum of Cultural and Natural History and the museum studies Program.

During three years of exhibit planning, Martin provided consultation, supervision to CMU Museum Studies students, and assistance with oral histories.


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Maureen Eke honored by Toni Morrison Society

February 27, 2019
Congratulations to English faculty member Maureen Eke who was honored by the Toni Morrison Society for her book Critical Insights: Beloved, published by Salem Press. Eke’s book was acknowledged by the Toni Morrison Society at the African American Literature and Culture Society reception at the American Literature Association meeting last May. 

Every two years, the Toni Morrison Society recognizes authors and editors who have published works on Toni Morrison within the previous two years. The Toni Morrison Society was founded in 1993 at the annual meeting for the American Literature Association. It includes more than 600 members who support the teaching, reading, and critical examination of Toni Morrison's works. The Prize is awarded every two years in two categories: the best single-authored book and the best edited book. Among the board members of the Toni Morrison Society include Founder Carolyn Denard, Ph.D., Georgia College and State University; Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University; and Johnnetta Cole, Smithsonian Institute and former president of Spelman College.

Mary Senter wins 2018 ASA award

August 2018
Sociology faculty member Mary Senter received the 2018 Scholarly Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award from the Teaching and Learning section of the American Sociological Association during their annual meeting in August. Congratulations, Professor Senter!

Laura Cochrane's book reviewed by AAA

August 2018
Anthropology faculty member Laura Cochrane's book, "Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal," was reviewed by the American Anthropological Association's scholarly journal, the American Anthropologist. Read the review