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Faculty News: Roessner, Martinez, Allard

Dr. Amber Roessner

Assistant Professor Amber Roessner received the inaugural American Journalism Rising Scholar Award at the American Journalism Historian Association’s Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The award was accompanied by a $2,000 research grant. Roessner and co-authors Jodi Rightler-McDaniels (PhD/C&I ’13) and C&I Master’s student Shiela Hawkins  also received an honorable mention for the Maurine Beasley Award for the Outstanding Paper on Women’s History for their paper, “Forgetting the ‘Mother’ of social justice: Cultural amnesia surrounding Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s women’s rights crusade.”

Dr. Mike MartinezAssistant Professor Michael Martinez received a Joseph McKerns Research Grant Award from the American Journalism Historian’s Association. The $1,250 award will fund travel to conduct archival research at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas to study Yoichi “Okie” Okamoto, President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidential photographer. This research is part of a much larger project to study the photographers responsible for the image and memory of all the presidents from President John F. Kennedy to the present and the photographs they produced.


Dr. Suzie AllardProfessor Suzie Allard is co-PI on the planning grant, “Enhancing the data curation profiles to help bridge the gap between researcher and repository,” awarded to Purdue University Libraries and the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2). The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant will develop a roadmap for the next generation of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit (DCPT). The Principal Investigator is Scott Brandt (Purdue). Jake Carlson (University of Michigan) is also co-PI.