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K-State Today

April 26, 2023

Karin Goldberg selected for Davids-Dunham Award for promoting diversity in the College of Arts and Sciences

Submitted by Marcia Locke

Dr. Karin Goldberg

Karin Goldberg, associate professor of geology at Kansas State University, has been selected by the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee to receive the Davids-Dunham Award in recognition of her excellence as a teacher and scholar and her support of the university's and college's mission to promote diversity through teaching and scholarship. She will receive $2,000 to support her professional development, research, writing and teaching.

"Karin was nominated for, among many other accolades, her work with the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, KAWSE, and for helping promote educational access, equity, representation and belonging for the Latinx community," said Loren Greenman, associate professor of physics and member of the diversity committee.

The Davids-Dunham Award, named for Sharice Davids and Ann Dunham, celebrates faculty members who identify with underrepresented groups for their excellence in scholarship and their support of diversity through scholastic efforts. Davids and Dunhum represent Kansas, have contributed to a discipline that is in the College of Arts and Sciences, and have made tremendous contributions to society.

Goldberg is passionate about empowering women in science and mentoring first-generation and underrepresented students. In addition to KAWSE, she has participated in Alianza and other diversity-related organizations and outreach activities at K-State.

"I was pleasantly surprised and very honored to get the award," Goldberg said. "It is nice to be recognized, and I am humbled by the many talented women all around me who are not only smart and resourceful but compassionate, generous and inspirational!"

Goldberg joined the geology department in 2016. She teaches historical geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, principles of paleontology, geologic record of climate change, and petroleum geology. Her research addresses various geological issues in sedimentary geology and focuses on basin analysis, energy and medical geology.