Five Faculty Receive Prestigious Distinguished University Professorships
The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce that five Georgia State University faculty have been awarded the Distinguished University Professorship. Their five-year appointments begin in the summer of 2018. These new Distinguished University Professors include Dr. Didier Merlin, Institute for Biomedical Sciences; Leslie Wolf, College of Law; Eric Wright, Department of Sociology/School of Public Health; Lynee Gaillet, Department of English; and Andrey Shilnikov, Neuroscience Institute.
The appointment of Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University is intended to recognize a sustained and outstanding record in scholarship and instruction, and to provide the impetus for continuing high achievement. Distinguished University Professors are expected to serve the University as exemplary faculty members by contributing to its research, instructional, and service missions.
The term of the Distinguished University Professor is five years and may be renewed once upon successful re-application and re-evaluation. No more than 5 percent of the University’s tenured faculty members may hold this title at any time.