Select Faculty Honors & Accomplishments, November 2013

UConn faculty are making an impact and receiving recognition nationwide and around the world. Read a selection of their recent honors and accomplishments.

Dr. John Agar. (UConn Health Center Photo)

School of Dental Medicine

Dr. John Agar, clinical professor of reconstructive sciences, was elected president of the American College of Prosthodontists.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ken Couch, professor of economics, was chosen to be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, with UConn as the host. The journal is the flagship publication of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and ranked as a “Top Three” outlet for public administration scholarship. It is currently ranked closely to well-known outlets in the field of economics, such as the Journal of Public Economics.


School of Law

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Patricia A. McCoy, Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law, and Peter Kochenburger, associate clinical professor of law, have been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4,000 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.


School of Fine Arts

A post-concert photo of the main hall's stage inside of Carnegie Hall. (Photo by Wholtone (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Louis Hanzlik, associate professor of music, was recently appointed as trumpet player to the American Brass Ensemble, and performed as trumpeter with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau at Carnegie Hall, Mechanics Hall (Wooster, Mass.), and Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.).

Charles Hagen, associate professor of photography, was awarded a Visiting Artist Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, Italy, for Spring 2014.

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A play by associate professor of dramatic arts Michael Bradford, “Olives and Blood,” closed in London on Nov. 10, after receiving four 5-star reviews and two 3-star reviews, one of which came from Time Out London. The show, a contemporary play about the murder of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, was live-streamed literally across the world three times over the run, with tweets coming in from Spain, the U.S., Germany, Bulgaria, and more.


Neag School of Education

The Connecticut K-3 Literacy Initiative led by Michael Coyne, associate professor of educational psychology, and George Sugai, Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in Behavior Disorders, was recently expanded, through additional state funding, to East Hartford’s John A. Langford Elementary School. The original five-year grant, funded at $1.7 million from the state, has five schools in the program.

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Jonathan Plucker, professor of educational leadership, won the National Association for Gifted Children 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award.