The American Association of University Women awarded a 2016-17 AAUW American Fellowship to Jennifer L. Lanterman, assistant professor of criminal justice in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.
American Fellowships, AAUW's oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888, making the prize of the oldest and most prestigious fellowships in the world exclusively for women. AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication.
"I am honored to receive an AAUW American Fellowship and to follow in the footsteps of the remarkable women who came before me," Lanterman said. "During the Fellowship year, I will prepare a book manuscript on the trajectories of Vietnam veterans into the legal system, their experiences while incarcerated, and ways to help them transition from prison to the community."
Lanterman's research program focuses on institutional and community-based management and treatment of high-risk and high-need offenders. Her research and service also explore the needs of populations that are often difficult to access, including veterans, women who are incarcerated while pregnant, and people with co-occurring disorders and a history of homelessness. She uses her research and service experiences to inform her undergraduate corrections courses and graduate ethics course.
"I feel fortunate that the area of my research allows me to work with supervision staff in prisons and jails, parole officers and treatment providers in Nevada and around the country," Lanterman said. "The American Fellowship, in particular, has supported exceptional female scholars for more than 120 years and I am proud to be included among these women. I am also excited to learn about the work of my fellow 2016-2017 recipients."
For the 2016-17 academic year, AAUW awarded a total of $3.7 million to more than 230 scholars for research projects and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls through six fellowships and grants programs. AAUW is one of the world's leading supporters of graduate women's education, having awarded more than $100 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to 12,000 women from more than 140 countries since 1888.
"We have a long and proud history of supporting exceptional women scholars through our American Fellowship program," Gloria Blackwell, AAUW vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs, said. "This year's group includes women who are leaders in their institutions and their fields working on issues related to sexual violence, race and other topics of importance to women and girls. They aren't just brilliant, they are agents of change."
Read AAUW's announcement about this year's awards. To find out more about this year's class of awardees, visit AAUW's online directory. To reach an award recipient, call 202-728-7602 or e-mail email@example.com.