Names & Faces

New Faculty

Dialog is pleased to introduce new full-time, regular faculty members to UA faculty and staff. Dialog has listed with pictures (depending on availability), name and title, division and area of specialty. All photos by University Relations photographers.

UA President Dr. Andrew SorensenMessage from Dr. Sorensen

We are pleased to welcome more than 60 new faculty members to The University of Alabama this fall. While we have lost some outstanding professors in the last year, we are fortunate to have recruited some extremely accomplished individuals. As you peruse the information about each new faculty member, I hope you will notice that they come to us with graduate degrees from some of the nation’s top institutions - Harvard, Columbia, Yale, the University of Chicago, UCLA, the University of Texas, Perdue, Ohio State, Emory and the list goes on. Each of these individuals brings expertise, energy and enthusiasm to our campus community and we look forward to a long association with them.

We enter the 2001-2002 academic year with good news to report:

The University of Alabama has been named one of the top 50 public universities in the nation in the 2002 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

A record number of more than 420 students were admitted to our Honors Programs this fall.

About 300 National Merit, Achievement and Hispanic Scholars are currently enrolled at The University of Alabama - a number that puts UA among the top 15 public universities in this category.

Eight new SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) Minority Doctoral Fellows enrolled this fall, bringing the total number of SREB Fellows on campus to 21. UA leads the nation in attracting students under this program that encourages minority students to pursue doctoral degrees and become college professors.

Our students continue to excel. In the last year, English major Bradley Tuggle was named UA’s 15th Rhodes Scholar; Sarah Adair became the 16th student at the Capstone to claim the Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award for the study of mathematics, engineering and natural sciences; Monica Moss received the highly competitive Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship, and our debate team won its 14th national championship.

Our students could not achieve this kind of success without the dedication and tireless efforts of our faculty and staff.

In the following pages, Dialog introduces you to our new faculty. In addition, for the benefit of those new to campus, you’ll find brief profiles of our vice presidents and deans.

Welcome to The University of Alabama!

Cordially,

Andrew A. Sorensen
President

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