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Three tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences have been awarded the first Candace Bernard and Robert Glickman Dean’s Professorships, based on their scholarly accomplishments and promise and their commitment to excellent teaching:

  • Dr. Janet Boseovski, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, joined the UNCG faculty in 2007. A developmental psychologist who studies social perception in children, she has published influential empirical and theoretical work in some of the leading journals in her field. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She teaches courses at all levels from General Psychology to a specialized doctoral seminar and supervises the research of numerous undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Dr. Corey Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Geography, joined the UNCG faculty in 2008. His research on the political geography of Europe and Eurasia has resulted in articles in prestigious journals and several chapters in edited books. He has given numerous invited presentations to universities and government agencies in the US and Europe and was recently awarded fellowships by the German Marshall Fund and the Joachim Hertz Foundation (Hamburg). His commitment to teaching was recognized by a “Professor of the Year” award from the UNCG Geography Club.
  • Dr. Linda Rupert, assistant professor in the Department of History, joined the UNCG faculty in 2006. A historian of the early modern Caribbean, she has published a scholarly monograph in addition to refereed articles and book chapters. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among other agencies. Her teaching, which spans both undergraduate and graduate levels, includes a course on “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story.”

The Bernard-Glickman Dean’s Professorships are made possible by a gift from Candace Bernard (Class of ‘67) and Robert Glickman of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Each award includes a salary stipend and a fund for research. According to Dr. Timothy D. Johnston, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, “The recipients of these awards epitomize the outstanding young faculty whom we have been fortunate to recruit and retain at UNCG. Selecting three from among almost 20 excellent nominees was a difficult task that reinforced in my mind the very high quality of the work being done by faculty all across the College. We are very grateful to Ms. Bernard and Mr. Glickman for their vision and generosity in making these awards possible.” A competition for the 2013 awards will be announced next spring.

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