Pioneering ResearchGAMBIER, Ohio (November 12, 2004) Professor of Psychology Michael Levine is a nationally known scholar and renowned Kenyon professor. And now he's been recognized by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) for his willingness and capacity to mentor people in the field of eating disorder prevention.
Levine received the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness at NEDA's national conference this fall at Emory University. The award recognizes his "pioneering research and writing" in addition to his efforts in the area of prevention and his success in mentoring.
Levine, who has taught psychology at Kenyon since 1979, is one of three psychologists at Kenyon--Linda Smolak and Sarah Murnen are the others--who have made Kenyon a hub of world-class research on eating disorders. Prolific scholars, all three regularly collaborate with students on research projects and publish papers with students as coauthors. Their students have gone on to pursue internships and graduate work with other leading researchers throughout the country.
In addition to writing books and articles for professional journals, Levine often gives presentations at schools and writes for, or is quoted in, popular magazines on the subject of eating disorders. On campus, though, he is best known as a gifted, quietly witty teacher, one of the winners of the 2003 Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards.