Rice University faculty member named Piper Professor

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Mikki Hebl honored for superior teaching by Minni Stevens Piper Foundation

Rice University’s
Mikki Hebl is one of 15 higher-education faculty members in Texas selected
to be a Piper Professor of 2004. She is the 13th faculty member at Rice
to receive this honor from the Minni Stevens Piper Foundation.

The Radoslav
Tsanoff Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rice, Hebl was chosen for
the award in recognition of superior teaching at the college/university

She will receive
a $5,000 honorarium from the San Antonio-based nonprofit foundation
that was formed to support charitable, scientific and educational endeavors
in Texas. Oil businessman Randall Gordon Piper and his wife, Minnie
Stevens Piper, were the foundation’s principal donors.

Hebl joined
Rice’s Department of Psychology in 1998 after receiving her Ph.D.
from Dartmouth College. She teaches courses on research methods, social
psychology, the psychology of gender and industrial/organizational (I/O)

An applied social
psychologist, Hebl publishes in both mainstream social psychology and
I/O journals. Her research focuses on understanding interactions between
stigmatized and nonstigmatized individuals. She documents how discrimination
is manifested within social interactions and organizations, and she
examines how stigmatized individuals and organizations can increase
the targets’ acceptance in social interactions, entry into organizations,
and general interactional or organizational experiences.

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