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Recognizing Outstanding Professors

Carolina names 68 distinguished professors.

Martin Brinkley (left) and Gregory Characklis (center) are named Kenan Distinguished Professors and Chris Clemens (right) is named a Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Carolina names 68 distinguished professors.

Carolina has named 68 distinguished professors since July 2020, including two Kenan Distinguished Professors and a Chancellor’s Eminent Professor.

Martin Brinkley, dean of the School of Law, Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and professor of the practice, and Gregory Characklis, professor in the environmental sciences and engineering department and Institute for the Environment in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, were named William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professors.

Chris Clemens, director of the UNC Institute for Convergent Science, was named Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science in the College of Arts & Sciences.

“The Kenan Distinguished Professorship and the Chancellor’s Eminent Professorship are the highest forms of faculty recognition that the University can offer,” Executive Vice Provost Ronald P. Strauss said. “The awards are substantive, providing salary and research funds to the schools that extend to the recipients for the life of the professorships.”

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