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Cramer recognized by UW-Madison with a Kellett Mid-Career Award

April 08, 2017

Eleven members of the UW–Madison faculty have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards, including Katherine Cramer.

Cramer is a professor of political science and faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education. 

The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. A divisional committee appointed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education chooses winners from professors nominated by departments, Ph.D. major programs and interdepartmental groups.

Supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Kellett award provides research funding to faculty members at a critical stage of their careers and is named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Cramer is known for her innovative approach to the study of public opinion, in which she invites herself into the conversations of groups of people to listen to the way they understand public affairs. She is the recipient of a Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and is one of the many faculty on the UW–Madison campus who regularly offer a service-learning course to provide high-impact practice to students and collaborate with communities to share the resources of the university.

For brief profiles of all of the 2017 Kellett Award winners, check out this University Communications news release.

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