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Recognition for Faculty of Distinction

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Pantelides

Five outstanding professors have been honored with new endowed chairs in the College of Arts and Science, and a sixth has been designated a University Distinguished Professor.

Sokrates T. Pantelides, William A. and Nancy F. McMinn Professor of Physics and professor of electrical engineering, has been named University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, an honor which reflects his stature in both the College of Arts and Science and the School of Engineering.

Yanqin Fan, professor of economics, has been named Centennial Chair in Economics. Steve Hollon, professor of psychology, is now Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences. Tong Li, professor of economics, is now Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences. Sohee Park, professor of psychology, is now Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences, and John Weymark, professor of economics, is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences. The named professorships honor Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt, the university’s longtime benefactor who was married to Vanderbilt Board of Trust president Harold S. Vanderbilt.

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