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Honors and Awards

AES faculty include the current UW Provost, who has also served as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Executive Vice Provost, Chair of Psychology, Chair of American Ethnic Studies, and Director of the UW Honors Program. Also in the AES faculty ranks are a former Special Assistant to the Provost, the Director of the Diversity Minor, the former Director of the Teachers for a New Era program, and a former Director of the UW Program on the Environment. Major awards and leadership positions in national organizations held by our faculty include:

Faculty Honors and Awards

Recipient Award Title Date
Stephen Sumida Association for Asian American Studies Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Devon Peña  NACCS Scholar of the Year Award 2013
Erasmo Gamboa UW Timeless Award 2011
Ana Mari Cauce APA James M. Jones Lifetime Achievement   Award 2011
Ana Mari Cauce UW Luis F. Esteban Award for Public   Service  2010
Sherman Alexie Native Writers' Circle of the Americas, Lifetime Achievement   Award 2010
Sherman Alexie Puterbaugh Award 2010
Sherman Alexie California Young Readers Medal 2010
Tetsuden Kashima UW James D. Clowes Award for the   Advancement of Learning Communities 2009
Sherman Alexie American Library Association, Odyssey Award 2009
Tetsuden Kashima National Japanese American Citizens League, Japanese   American of the Biennium Award 2008
Stephen Sumida Fullbright Lectureship 2007-2008
Lauro Flores UC Riverside, The Tomás Rivera Lifetime   Achievement Award 2008
Erasmo Gamboa UW Outstanding Service Award 2007
Lauro Flores UW Distinguished Teaching Award 2007
Sonnet Retman Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career   Enhancement Fellowship 2006-2007
Sherman Alexie PEN/Faulkner Award 2007
Sherman Alexie National Book Award 2007
Devon Peña  American Library Association, Outstanding   Reference 2006
Devon Peña  New York City Public Library, Best of   Reference 2006
Rick Bonus UW Distinguished Teaching Award 2003
Ana Mari Cauce Society for Community Research and Action Distinguished   Contribution Award 2003
Ana Mari Cauce American Psychological Association Dalmas   A. Taylor Distinguished Contribution Award 2002
Sherman Alexie PEN/Malamud Award 2001
Ana Mari Cauce UW Distinguished Teaching Award 1999
Lauro Flores American Book Award 1999
Devon Peña  Colorado Historical Society, Book   of the Year Award 1999
Erasmo Gamboa Oregon State, Civil Rights Trailblazers   Award 1999
Devon Peña  Choice Magazine, Outstanding Academic Book   of the Year Award 1998
Sherman Alexie American Book Award 1996
Sherman Alexie Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest   Writers' Award 1994
Sherman Alexie PEN/Hemingway Award 1993
Ana Mari Cauce APA Excellence in Research Award 1992
Erasmo Gamboa Washington State Governor’s Ethnic   Heritage Award 1992
Sherman Alexie NEA Fellowship 1992
John Walter American Book Award 1990
Erasmo Gamboa Washington State Centennial Commission, Hispanic   Humanist Award 1989

Faculty Leadership Positions Held

Leader Position  Duration
Devon Peña  Chair, National Association for   Chicana and Chicano Studies 2009-2011
Rick Bonus President, Association for Asian American Studies 2009-2011
Ana Mari Cauce President, Society for Community Research and Action 2005-2006
Stephen Sumida President, American Studies Association 2002-2004
Stephen Sumida President, Association for Asian American Studies 1998-2000
Gail Nomura President, Association for Asian American Studies 1995-1997
John Walter President, National Association for Ethnic Studies 1989-1991