Schmid College professor, Dr. Christopher Kim, was awarded Chapman University’s elite Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship at the 19th Annual Chapman University Faculty Honors Convocation, held Friday, May 16, 2014, in the George H.W. Bush Conference Center.
Chancellor Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., presented the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship to Christopher Kim, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Kim’s work focuses on environmental problems involving metal contamination in natural settings.
The Wang-Fradkin Professorships are two-year monetary awards to further teaching and scholarship. They were founded in memory of Hua-Cheng Wang, professor of political science, diplomat and expert on international law; and Cheng-Mei Fradkin, distinguished teacher, scholar and administrator.
Other awards presented to Schmid College faculty on Friday included:
- a Valerie Scudder Award to Anuradha Prakash, Ph.D., professor, Food Science and Nutrition
- an Excellence in Service award to Drew Moshier, Ph.D., professor, School of Computational Science
- an Excellence in Research award to Peter Jipsen, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mathematics
- two Excellence in Teaching awards: one to Matthew Gartner, Ph.D., instructor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and another to Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith, Ph.D., assistant professor, Crean School of Health and Life Sciences