Faculty Recognition

Dear members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,

As we begin the 2020–2021 academic year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your resilience, drive, and vision in the face of extraordinary challenges. Your outstanding contributions are advancing the frontiers of knowledge in significant ways, while maintaining the highest standards of teaching and mentoring. I am grateful for all that you do for Dartmouth.

Despite these difficult times, it has been a productive year for our academic community, and I would like to recognize those faculty members who have been promoted or appointed to an endowed chair, as well as those who received awards or grants from the office of the Dean of the Faculty and from the centers and institutes (Leslie, Rockefeller, and Neukom) within Arts and Sciences.  

In congratulating those who have been promoted to full professor:

  • James Stanford

In congratulating those who have been promoted to associate professor:

  • Laura McPherson

Each year we recognize those colleagues who have achieved great success in teaching or through an extraordinary act of scholarship or service. For the 2019–2020 school year, we celebrate:

  • Laura McPherson, John M. Manley Huntington Award for New Tenured Faculty
  • James Stanford, Dean of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Advising

Senior Faculty Grants promote the pursuit of study and research in a new field outside of an accustomed area of study. Most applicants seek support for research projects of unusual promise that will likely lead to publication. For this year, we acknowledge:

  • David Peterson, for "Documentation of Endangered and Unstudied Languages"

Neukom Institute for Computational Sciences CompX Faculty Grant Awards (2019–2020)

  • Christiane Donahue and Sarah Smith (IWR), "Analysis of Student Growth via DartWrite Digital Portfolios"

With best wishes,

Elizabeth F. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Paul M. Dauten Jr. Professor of Biological Science