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September 20, 2021 — Academic Affairs has awarded seven UTSA faculty members with endowed fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The one-year, nonrecurring appointments provide substantive funding to help advance their research programs. The appointments are effective from September 1 through August 31, 2022.
“These newly tenured faculty have demonstrated an outstanding record of excellence in their scholarly activities and commitment to student success,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, UTSA provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “It is my honor to be able to help accelerate the success of their research programs through this fellowship.”
Jeff Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health and lead researcher for the Consequences of Trauma Working Group at the Center for Community-Based and Applied Health Research. His research concerns traumatic injury, mortality, military/veterans health issues, climate change health impacts and other health disparities. He plans to use the funding from the fellowship to advance his research on drug and alcohol mortality and maternal mortality, with the goal to improve prevention and intervention efforts.
Kellie Lynch is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She conducts research in experimental social psychology,with a specific focus on gender-based violence. She intends to use the funds from her fellowship to support her research on improving community responses for gender-based violence victims. Lynch is also a recipient of the UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Research Achievement.