Faculty Recognition

Three Arts and Sciences Professors Named Regents’ Professors

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Rose Sevcik of psychology, Paul Katz of the Neuroscience Institute and Jenny Yang of chemistry have been awarded Regents’ Professorships. 

Regents’ Professorships, the University System of Georgia’s highest honor, recognize faculty whose research efforts and achievements have been acknowledged both nationally and internationally as trailblazing.

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History Professor Recognized with 2016 James Marston Fitch Award

Timothy Crimmins, Professor of History Emeritus, has been named the 2016 James Marston Fitch Award recipient.

The award is presented each year by the National Council for Preservation Education (NPCE) in memory of pioneering preservation educator James Marston Fitch. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of historic preservation education and dedication to moving… more »

History Professor Selected as 2016 Boucher Prize Winner

When history assistant professor Julia Gaffield won the 2016 Boucher Prize for her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (UNC 2015), it was a surreal experience.

“The French Colonial Historical Society conference happens annually and this year’s conference was held at the University of Ottawa in Canada. I presented at the… more »

Professor’s Book on Animal Rights Recognized for its Social and Political Impact

Carrie P. Freeman, associate professor of communication, is one of three National Indie Excellence 2016 Book Awards finalists in the “social/political change” category for her book, Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights.

The National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) celebrates excellence in indie, self-published and small-press book publishing. NIEA winners and finalists are chosen… more »

Dr. Paul Ulrich Receives the 2016 University Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Paul Ulrich grew up in a family that promoted discovery and curiosity, setting the stage for his future career in higher education and biological research. In 2000, he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Houghton College. Dr. Ulrich pursued graduate training at the University Of Delaware College Of Marine Studies, where… more »

Georgia State Faculty Member Attends White House Water Summit

Daniel Deocampo, associate professor and chair of Geosciences at Georgia State University, will attend the White House Water Summit today to share his plans for bringing new technologies and workforce development to the water economy of the southeastern United States. 

The summit, which is held in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day,… more »

Enzyme Involved in Glucose Metabolism Promotes Wound Healing, Georgia State Study Finds

An enzyme involved in glucose metabolism in cells plays a major role in the early steps of wound healing, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for wound care, according to researchers at Georgia State University. 

When immune cells called neutrophils release pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2), an enzyme that acts in the… more »

National Institutes of Health Awards Georgia State Biologist $1.37 Million to Fight Obesity

A Georgia State University biologist has received a four-year, $1.37 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify a novel therapeutic target in obesity.

“Obesity as a complex metabolic disease is the result of gene and environmental interactions, and… more »

History Professor’s Documentary of Jamaican Heroine to Premiere at UN

As a child, history Assistant Professor Harcourt Fuller was always intrigued by stories of his Jamaican ancestors, collectively called the Maroons. His favorite: the story of Queen Nanny, a national Jamaican heroine known for leading the Maroons in their military victory over Great Britain during the 18th century.

Now, Fuller is sharing Queen Nanny’s story… more »

Biology Chair Named Regents’ Professor

Biology Chair Yi Pan has been appointed as a Regents’ Professor by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents.

Regents’ Professorships are awarded to faculty whose achievements and work have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Georgia State University faculty who receive this honor must hold the rank of professor.

Pan is a professor… more »