Awards and Recognition Highlights

November 30, 2020

Over the past year, members of the Heller community have received awards recognizing notable achievements in social policy research, academia and advocacy.

Time Magazine’s 100 Women of the Year

Professor Anita Hill

“As more women come forward and push for change, Hill’s courageous voice resounds.” — Tessa Berenson, Time magazine

2019 Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, Honorable Mention

Associate Director of Academic and Student Affairs Marc Kiredjian 

It was awarded in recognition of his leadership in spearheading the Heller Summer Institute, a free online platform for incoming students to meet, prepare for courses and share support resources. “It is this kind of innovative thinking that will form the future foundation for professional higher education programs.” — Voinovich award committee

Lifetime Achievement Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Cutcher-Gershenfeld served as president of LERA in 2009 and led the establishment of industry councils in areas such as health care, higher education, the public sector, K-12 education and automobiles.

2020 Champion of Pride, The Advocate magazine

Research Associate Sandy Ho

"This queer activist has engaged in amazing research and demanding civic engagement for disabled people." — Denarii Grace of The Advocate

Frances Perkins Intelligence and Courage Award

Dean David Weil

Named for the first female secretary of labor, this award was presented by the Frances Perkins Center in honor of Weil’s work in the area of social justice and economic security.

David Weil receiving the Frances Perkins Intelligence and Courage Award
Dean David Weil receiving the Frances Perkins Intelligence and Courage Award.

research impact highlightsThis story is part of the 2020 Heller Social Policy Impact Report, showcasing a selection of high-impact research and public engagement from the faculty, researchers and students of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from July 2019 through June 2020.

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