NC State’s 2018-19 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 20 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation due to their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, research and community engagement.
Nearly 150 faculty have been named University Faculty Scholars since the program’s founding in 2012. Faculty members selected as University Faculty Scholars carry the title for the duration of their faculty appointment at NC State and receive an increase to their base salary.
Colleges may submit nominations for assistant professors appointed for a second term, associate professors and professors within the first three years of their appointment. Senior faculty then review nominations, evaluating them on research and scholarship productivity, excellence in teaching and mentoring, and leadership in extension, professional societies and public service initiatives.
This year’s class of University Faculty Scholars includes:
Leveraging computational scale data, studies show that socioeconomic, psychological, and biological factors contribute to immune weathering in young adults, and recent research suggests that violence and other adverse experiences may be affecting biological stress responses in African Americans. Hosted in collaboration with BAA (Being an Ally in Academics).
As part of a two-day engagement, Jackson will join us for a “fireside chat” and Q&A session to answer your questions about her research on the effect of sexual and racial discrimination on human health, her work with the 1,000 African-American Genomes Project, her career path, and more. Hosted in collaboration with BAA (Being an Ally in Academics).