College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Professor Michelle Voss awarded Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award
Congratulations to Professor Michelle voss on being selected to receive one of the five inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards. The award provides funding to outstanding tenured associate professors who have an established national or international reputation in their discipline and are exceptional teachers in and outside the classroom. Each recipient will be given $25,000 per year for three years to support their scholarly activities.
In addition to receiving funding, each scholar will work with mentors to create a tailored development program. The program will identify and support future growth opportunities, including leadership training, grant writing, and support for interdisciplinary collaborations. A symposium will allow the scholars to showcase their work to the university community.
Voss, whose research examines the mechanisms of cognitive function decline with aging, injury, or disease, has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, including eight first-author papers with more than 250 citations each. Voss has a total citation count of 22,654, which ranks her 48th among all Iowa faculty in any field and at any stage of their careers. In the classroom, Voss has demonstrated considerable leadership through her mentorship of PhD and undergraduate students. She has mentored or co-mentored eight PhD students, many of whom have been placed into prestigious postdoctoral research positions, and has provided mentored research opportunities for 40 undergraduate students in her lab.
“Dr. Voss is not only among the most productive researchers at her career stage at the University of Iowa, she is among the most productive researchers at any career stage at UI. She is an extremely dedicated and excellent teacher, researcher, mentor, and leader in her field,” Sara Sanders, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, wrote in a letter of support.
Voss received a Bachelor of Science in psychology, and Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in psychology, brain, and cognition, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined Iowa in 2012 as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Congratulations again Dr. Voss!