Faculty Honors

The following faculty have received honors and accolades.

Eve L. Ewing
was awarded a Spring 2022 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant from the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture (CSRPC) for her project, the "Frank London Brown Exhibition."


Eleven Crown Family School faculty members are included in a listing of the top 2% for scholarly citations worldwide in their respective fields. The 2021 report, published by Elsevier BV and included in PLOS Biology, is a publicly available database of more than 100,000 top researchers and measures both single-year and career citations.

Evelyn Z. Brodkin 
E. Summerson Carr
Mark E. Courtney
Robert J. Chaskin
Lawrence E. Lynn*
Jeanne C. Marsh 
J. Curtis McMillen
Susan J. Lambert 
Harold A. Pollack 
Gina M. Samuels 
Froma Walsh* 


Eve EwingEve L. Ewing was voted the best non-fiction writer and best poet in the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2021 Arts and Culture poll.


Aimee Hilado HeadshotAimee Hilado joined the Crown Family School as an Assistant Professor. Her research centers on the impact of immigration trauma, early childhood/adult mental health, and culturally sensitive clinical practice for refugee and immigrant populations.


Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. in front of library bookshelvesWaldo E. Johnson, Jr. has been appointed Vice Provost of the University of Chicago. 



Julia Henly in front of library bookshelvesSusan Lambert in front of gray backgroundSusan J. Lambert and Julia Henly were awarded a WorkRise grant for their project, "Employees’ Experiences of Fair Workweek Ordinances: Variations by Provision, Industry, and Municipality." They were also appointed as 2022 Fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Jeanne C. Marsh was named a 2021 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Reuben Jonathan MillerReuben Jonathan Miller won the 2022 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences for Halfway Home from the Association of American Publishers. His book was also named a finalist for PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.


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E. Summerson Carr was elected as President to the Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) for the 2021-2023 term.

Eve EwingAssistant Proessor Eve L. Ewing was named a 2021 USA Fellow. This award celebrates artists and cultural practitioners who have significantly contributed to the creative landscape and arts ecosystem of the country.


Angela S. GarciaAssistant Professor Angela S. GarcĂ­a was named a co-winner of the Eastern Sociological Society's 2021 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award for her book, Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law. Her book also won a Distinguished Book Award honorable mention from the American Sociological Association Section on Latina/Latino Sociology.


Julia Henly

Professor Julia Henly, along with David Alexander of the Illinois Action for Children, has received a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study the effects of the pandemic on inequities in subsidized child care with a goal to provide policy suggestions to strengthen the home-based care sector.

Julia Henly in front of library bookshelvesSusan Lambert in front of gray backgroundProfessors Julia Henly and Susan Lambert were named 2022 Fellows by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.


Zhiying Ma

Assistant Professor Zhiying Ma was named a 2021 Global Fellow by the Ford Foundation. She is one of 48 emerging leaders from around the world to join the inaugural 24 fellows to build a network of 72 active fellows working to tackle global drivers of inequality.


Reuben Jonathan Miller

Reuben Jonathan Miller, Assistant Professor, was appointed as a Research Professor by the American Bar Association to their Research Community in the Fall of 2021.

Miller spoke at a TED Salon on November 17, 2021. His book, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration was Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

Dolores Norton HeadshotDodie Norton, Samuel Deutsch Professor Emerita was honored with a Lifetime Achivement Award by the organization, ZERO TO THREE, for influence on the early childhood field and the lives of babies and toddlers worldwide. 


William Sites

Associate Professor William Sites's book, Sun Ra's Chicago, was chosen for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Short List.