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ISU-Boise Faculty Earn 2008 Research Awards

April 16, 2008

Boise-Idaho State University has named ISU-Boise professors Nancy Glenn and Laura Tivis two of its five outstanding researchers for 2008. One of the five finalists will receive the 2008 Distinguished Researcher Award at commencement May 10 in Pocatello.

Glenn earned her Ph.D. in geoengineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2004, she established the Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Her research employs the use of remote sensing and geological engineering to study wind erosion, the effects of wildfires and the invasion of noxious weeds. Nancy Glenn
Tivis received her Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1993. She is currently studying the health effects of alcohol on postmenopausal women. Tivis also serves as coordinator of the Institute of Rural Health at ISU-Boise. A former faculty member and assistant director of the University of Oklahoma Biological Psychology Ph.D. training program, Tivis joined ISU in 2004. Laura Tivis

Other nominees are American studies program director Jennifer Eastman Attebery, Ph.D., chemistry professor Jeffrey Rosentreter, Ph.D., and English professor Susan Swetnam, Ph.D. They teach on ISU’s main campus in Pocatello.

“Idaho State University is extremely fortunate to have faculty on staff with such dedication to educating our students and conducting world-class research and scholarly contributions,” said Idaho State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D.


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