Collins Fellow Awards
The Collins Fellow
Award is named for the late Evan Revere Collins,
who served the University as president from 1949 to
1969. It is presented to senior members of the teaching
faculty to recognize “extraordinary devotion to the
University and the people in it over a sustained period
has been appointed interim vice president for Research.
A professor of public administration who also holds
joint appointments in the University’s public health
and information science graduate programs, Mumpower
will continue to serve as dean of Graduate Studies.
He is recognized for his contributions to the fields
of decision-making, risk analysis, environmental policy,
medical decision-making, and public mental health. Mumpower,
a fellow of the Society of Risk Analysis, has twice
served as program manager for the National Science Foundation’s
Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program.
former interim vice president for Research, has been
named dean of the School of Information Science and
Policy and associate provost for informatics. During
his 26 years at the University at Albany, Bloniarz has
served in a number of administrative capacities and
has been at the forefront of the institution’s efforts
to advance science and technology-related initiatives.
In his role as dean, he is chief administrative and
academic officer for SISP; in addition, he provides
leadership and coordination for efforts to develop information
science and informatics components in other academic
& Lundy, Inc., Senior Consultant John
T. Wolff, who has worked in development and advancement
for more than 20 years, is serving as UAlbany’s chief
advancement officer. Wolff served at the vice presidential
level on a number of college campuses for 12 years prior
to joining Marts & Lundy, a professional fundraising
consulting firm that has assisted nearly 8,000 clients
in raising $18 billion in philanthropic giving since
1926. His past experience includes leading the most
successful capital campaign ever at Utica College of
Syracuse University, as well as fundraising for the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Richmond.
Currently, private and public colleges and universities
in the Northeast, including other SUNY institutions,
and in the South number among his clients. He has also
provided fundraising counsel to cultural and social
service organizations and to a Public Broadcasting station.
As chief advancement officer at UAlbany, Wolff oversees
the Division of Advancement and the $500 million BOLD.VISION.
campaign, launched last April. He replaces Robert R.
Ashton, who has taken a position as vice president for
university advancement at San José State University,
San José, Calif.
of the University Police Department attended the 213th
session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
The program, which has existed for about 70 years, offers
experienced law enforcement officials opportunities
for personal and professional advancement through education,
training, and networking, and stresses a healthy lifestyle,
physical fitness, and academic achievement. During the
10-week session, Kilcullen, UPD’s assistant director
of Public Safety, completed 16 credits, including Overview
of Forensic Science for Police Administrators and Managers;
Seminar in Media Relations for the Law Enforcement Executive;
and courses in leadership, investigation management,
legal issues, and criminal justice research. He was
one of 240 participants representing 49 states and 20
Professor and National Research Center on English Learning
& Achievement Director Judith
Langer was inducted into the International Reading
Hall of Fame at the International Reading Association’s
(IRA) 48th annual convention last May. Langer, chair
of UAlbany’s Department of Educational Theory and Practice,
also received the Albert J. Harris Award for her article
“Beating the Odds: Teaching Middle and High School Students
to Read and Write Well,” which was published in the
Research Journal’s Winter 2001 edition.
of French Studies Mary Beth
Winn has received a Camargo Foundation Fellowship.
She will spend the Spring 2004 semester at the foundation’s
study center in Cassis, France, near Marseilles, joining
other scholars pursuing humanities and social sciences
projects related to French and francophone cultures.
The Camargo Foundation also sponsors creative projects
by writers; visual, video, and media artists; photographers;
filmmakers; and composers. Winn, who received a UAlbany
Excellence in Research Award and a third National Endowment
for the Humanities fellowship last spring, is renowned
for her research on Parisian publisher Anthoine Vérard
and on the French publishing industry in the late 15th
and early 16th centuries.
Director of Institutional Services Lianne
Fenn recently completed the requirements for
professional Certified Mail and Distribution Systems
Manager certification by the Mail Systems Management
Association (MSMA). Fenn, one of only about 325 people
nationwide to have earned the certification during the
14 years the program has existed, was honored in April
with the U.S. Postal Service’s Mail Center Manager Award.