The third annual Academic Honors Convocation, held in April, celebrated the highest achievements by Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Highlighted below are just a few of the honorees; for a complete list, visit

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Phil Brown, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, and Andrei Zelevinsky, professor of mathematics, were appointed to the rank of University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor Northeastern can confer upon a faculty member. Barrett’s scholarship focuses on the nature of emotion through the lenses of psychology and neuroscience. Brown is an internationally known scholar whose interdisciplinary research combines social science and environmental health. Honored posthumously, Zelevinsky was widely regarded as a

“towering figure in modern algebra and representation theory” for work that created new areas of mathematical research.

Lucas Schoeppner
, AMD’12, won a Fulbright Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious academic awards. The journalism major is one of only five students who will take part in the Fulbright Young Journalist Program in Germany, where he plans to investigate the economic and environmental consequences of fracking.

Julia Ebert, S’15, was honored with the Barry M. Goldwater Scholar award, a competitive national science scholarship.The behavioral neuroscience major worked as a research assistant in Northeastern’s Action Lab, studying human motor control. She also mentors students in PRISM, an organization that promotes interest in math and science.

David Winch, director of student support services, received the Outstanding Service Award for his unwavering commitment to serving students, parents, faculty, and staff—often 24/7—as the leader of Northeastern’s We Care Team.