Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards Announced

Nov. 5, 2020



We are thrilled to announce the three winners of the 2020 Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Awards and the two winners of the 2020 Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research & Creative Activity. These highly-competitive awards honor the very best work by MU’s junior faculty. Congratulations to all!

 2020 Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Awards

Christina Carney

Christina Carney

Christina Carney, Assistant Professor, Departments of Black Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies

Carney’s interdisciplinary research centers on the relationship between gender and sexual difference and African American history. Her book manuscript, Fleeting Blackness: Black Women, Labor and Place-Making in San Diego, examines the intersection of gender, blackness, and sexuality in the city of San Diego. Carney is the recipient of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation grant in 2019, as well as the University of Missouri Research Board and College of Arts & Science awards and the MU Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity in 2018.

Robert Greene

Robert Greene

Robert Greene, Associate Professor, Filmmaker-in-Chief, Murray Center for Documentary Journalism

Greene joined the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2014 as member of the faculty of both the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism and the Department of Film Studies. Green’s feature documentaries include award-winning Bisbee ’17 (2018), the Sundance award-winning Kate Plays Christine (2016) and the Gotham Award-nominated Actress (2014). Greene was an inaugural Sundance Art of Nonfiction fellow in 2015, jury member for the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, and won the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Performing Arts and the Humanities at Mizzou.

Jenna Wintemberg

Jenna Wintemberg

Jenna Wintemberg, Assistant Teaching Professor, Health Sciences, School of Health Professions

Wintemberg is a Certified Health Education Specialist, teaching courses in Public Health and Health Education. Her initiatives include Adolescent Cessation in Every School (ACES), which targets emerging smoking and vaping through school nurses. She co-facilitates a program for adults, Quit Tobacco Now, in collaboration with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the MU Wellness Resource Center. She is also a winner of the School of Health Professions Excellence in Education Early Career Award in 2020.

2020 Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Antoinette Landor

Antoinette Landor

Antoinette M. Landor, Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Science, Millsap Professor of Diversity & Multicultural Studies, and Co-Founder, Associate Director, Center for Body Image Research and Policy (CBIRP)

Landor’s research areas include colorism and the negative effects on the health and interpersonal relationships of African Americans. She was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award by MU’s College of Human and Environmental Sciences (HES) in 2019 and was awarded one of the University of Missouri’s Highest Honors, “Tapped” into the Mystical Seven Secret Honor Society.

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Yang’s area of research is modern China, specifically the great exodus of 1949. He was awarded his MA, PhD, and postdoctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and received the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Internationally Scholarly Exchange Young Scholars Grant for 2016-2017. His first book is titled The Great Exodus from China: Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Modern Taiwan (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Congratulations to all of the 2020 winners. Deadlines for the 2021 award nominations for the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching and Provost’s Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity awards are March 1, 2021. For any questions on the award nomination process, contact us at: MUProvostAwards@missouri.edu.