Highly regarded School of Education faculty members Li Chiao-Ping, Robert Enright, and Stacey Lee were appointed to prestigious WARF Named Professorships, UW-Madison announced on May 12.
Overall, 32 members of the UW-Madison faculty have been awarded faculty fellowships for 2020-21. The awardees span the four divisions on campus: arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences, and biological sciences.
These awards are made possible because of the research efforts of UW–Madison faculty and staff. Technology that arises from these efforts is licensed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the income from successful licenses is returned to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. It’s used to fund research activities throughout the divisions on campus, including these awards.
Li (Dance Department), Enright (Department of Educational Psychology), and Lee (Department of Educational Policy Studies) are three of 11 faculty members receiving the WARF Named Professorships, which come with $100,000. These professorships honor faculty members who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities. Award recipients choose the names associated with their professorships.
Following are short bios released by the university, including each faculty member’s newly named professorship:
• Li Chiao-Ping, Sally Banes Professor of Dance, focuses on issues of social justice and equality, pushing the boundaries of traditional dance by working against gender norms and classical techniques. She has developed a highly personal statement and style and an ongoing element of her work is the negotiation of tradition and innovation, which stems from her cultural history and social environment. She is artistic director of Li Chiao-Ping Dance.
• Robert Enright, Aristotelian Professorship in Forgiveness Science, studies educational psychology and is a licensed psychologist. He is co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing knowledge about forgiveness and community renewal through forgiveness. Enright pioneered the scientific study of forgiveness, integrating philosophy, psychology and psychotherapeutic themes into the work. He is often introduced as “the father of forgiveness research.”
• Stacey Lee, Frederick Erickson Professor of Educational Policy Studies, is an educational anthropologist, using anthropological approaches to explore the role of formal and informal education in incorporating immigrant youth into the United States. She was one of the earliest education scholars to offer a critical, socio-cultural analysis of the racialization of Asian American students in U.S. schools. She is currently exploring the way Asian American communities navigate broader racial contexts through their educational advocacy.