Board of Governors recognize outstanding faculty effortsMay 1, 2008
(left to right) Norah Duncan IV, Barry Lyons, Kirsten Moana Thompson, Kathleen McNamee, Andrew Port.
Five Wayne State University professors, who have distinguished themselves through the research and writing of scholarly publications and participation in international competitions, are the recipients of the 2008 WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards. The awards are given annually to full-time faculty members who make outstanding contributions to scholarship and learning. Each recipient receives a citation from the board, an engraved wall plaque and a monetary award.
This year's recipients include: Norah Duncan IV, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Music in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; Barry Lyons, associate professor of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Kathleen McNamee, professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Andrew Port, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Kirsten Moana Thompson, associate English professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Duncan, of Farmington Hills, was honored for his participation in the 2007 Fleischman International Trophy Competition of the Cork International Choral Festival.
A Huntington Woods resident, Lyons has been recognized for his text, Remembering the Hacienda: Religion, Authority, and Social Change in Highland Ecuador.
McNamee, of Grosse Pointe Farms, has been honored for her book titled Annotations in Greek and Latin Texts from Egypt.
A resident of Ann Arbor, Port has been recognized for his book Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic.
Thompson, of Oak Park, was honored for her book, Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the Millennium.
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