The College of Arts and Sciences Recognizes Faculty Cooper Fellows, Promotions, Awards of Tenure, and Scholarly Recognition Awards

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Leonidas Bachas and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc stand with Cooper Fellows Professor Michael Miller, Professor Gail Ironson, and Professor Francisco Raymo.
Dean of the UM College of Arts and Sciences Leonidas Bachas and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc
photographed with Cooper Fellows Professor Michael Miller, Professor Gail Ironson, and
Professor Francisco Raymo.

Established as a tradition in the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, faculty were once again honored at the annual Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activities Recognition Reception.

“Every year we come together to recognize and acknowledge our respectable faculty for their scholarship achievements,” said Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Leonidas Bachas. “These faculty members are making significant changes in the lives of our hardworking undergraduate and graduate students. We also present one of the most prestigious recognitions in the College, the Cooper Fellowships, to those faculty who have shown a great contribution to our core missions of scholarship, teaching, and service.”

The ceremony began with Dean Bachas congratulating the College’s newly promoted and tenured faculty.

Carlos Llerena Aguirre, Art and Art History; Louise Davidson-Schmich, Political Science; Lise Drost, Art and Art History; Caleb Everett, Anthropology; Simon Evnine, Philosophy; George A. Gonzalez, Political Science; Youngmee Kim, Psychology; Gregory Koger, Political Science; and Alexandra Wilson, Biology, were all promoted to Full Professor. 

The award of tenure as Full Professor was given to Jose Maria Cardosa da Silva, Geography & Regional Studies. The award of tenure as Associate Professor was awarded to Logan Connors, Modern Languages & Literatures and Ubbo Visser, Computer Science.

The following faculty members were promoted to Associate Professor with tenure: Bridget Arce, Modern Languages & Literatures; William Pestle, Anthropology; and Lucina Uddin, Psychology.

Faculty members promoted to Senior Lectures were Franklin Foote, Psychology; Claire Oueslati-Porter, Anthropology; and Rick Stuetzle, Psychology. Saneya Tawfik, Psychology, was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical.

Dean Bachas also introduced three Cooper Fellows—one of the highest honors in the College—who will receive research and teaching support for a three-year term: Professor of Psychology Gail Ironson, Professor of History Michael Miller, and Professor of Chemistry Francisco Raymo.

At the reception’s finale, three faculty members were selected for Scholarly & Creative Activities Recognition Awards: Bruno Benedetti, Mathematics; Rebecca Doran, Modern Languages & Literatures; and Elizabeth Simpson, Psychology.

Dean Bachas also thanked departing Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc for his years of dedicated service to the University of Miami. LeBlanc, who has attended past A&S faculty award receptions, is leaving the U to take on a new role as president of George Washington University, starting August 1.

May 04, 2017