Behavioral and Social Sciences
Kathryn Johnson, special assistant to the dean of BSS, was honored with a resolution from the City and County of San Francisco's Department on the Status of Women for her role in organizing SF State's annual Women's History Month public lecture series and for promoting equity in higher education.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy's latest collection of poetry, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen, 2010), won the silver medal in poetry in the Commonwealth Club's 2011 California Book Awards. Past silver medal winners include Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Hass and Jane Hirshfield.
Professor of Journalism Ken Kobre was awarded a patent for his invention, Professor Kobre's Lightscoop. The device converts the direct light from a digital single lens reflex camera's pop-up flash into a soft bounce light.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina S. Roberts gave the keynote address at the California Trails and Greenways Conference, "Engaging Youth and Diversity," on April 11.
Professor of Theatre Arts Rhonnie Washington won a best supporting actor award from the Bay Area Critics Circle for his work in "Trouble in Mind" at the Aurora Theatre.
Professor of Theatre Arts John Wilson was nominated for a Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his set designs of Marin Theatre Company's "Sunlight" and TheatreWorks' "A Light in the Piazza."
Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts Eric Sinkkonen was nominated for a Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his set design for "Trouble in Mind."