A&S Associate Professor Earns Two

Libby Cowgill, Anthropology,
Photo of Libby Cowgill

There are good days, there are bad days, but a day like this rarely comes around.

Libby Cowgill, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, earned not one but two extremely important acolades in one day.

Libby started the day learning that she was named the first 2020 Kemper award winner. The Kemper Award is an extremely prestigious award given each year to five of Mizzou's outstanding teachers.

Several hours later, she found out she received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how people of different body shapes adjust their body temperature in different climates. The half-million dollar grant will fund collaborative research with Dr. Scott Maddux, University of North Texas, and Dr. Cara Ocobock, University of Notre Dame. 

"I heard that I officially got the grant and won the Kemper within two hours of each other," Libby said. "Perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket and see if my luck holds?  At this point, I would like to officially petition the universe to hold off on all other amazing, life changing events until tomorrow just so I can catch my breath."

Congratulations to Libby Cowgill!



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