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Dunavant University Professorships

Dunavant Professorships are endowed by a generous gift from William Dunavant. The College of Arts and Sciences awards one to four professorships annually. Awardees receive $5,000 per year for three years to support their research programs. Since 1999, twenty-six Dunavant Professorships have been awarded.

Nominations are sought annually for tenured faculty who:

  • Demonstrate exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship, service, and outreach
  • Are associate or full professors
  • Have served as members of the University of Memphis faculty for a minimum of eight years
The Dunavant University Professorship recipients for 2008 are:

Dr. Charles Langston, Earth Sciences

Dr. Guy Mittleman, Psychology

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