Counseling Professor Honored for Adolescent Mental Health Research

Rick Balkin wins prestigious award from American Counseling Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Rick Balkin, a University of Mississippi professor of counselor education, has been named the winner of the American Counseling Association’s 2019 Extended Research Award for his work in mental health care for adolescents in crisis. The ACA’s Extended Research Award honors counseling research that spans 10 years or more. Balkin was honored March 30Read the story …

Ron Rychlak Honored with Top Research Award

UM law professor renowned for his scholarship and creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – When Ron Rychlak joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1987, law giants roamed the halls of Lamar Hall, the school’s home. The faculty included Robert Weems, for whom the law school’s main auditorium is named; Guff Abbott, who went on to be president of the Mississippi Bar; GeorgeRead the story …

Three Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

Trio recognized for research, teaching excellence and reputation

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors – with a combined more than eight decades of service to UM – were appointed Distinguished Professors during the end-of-the-semester faculty meeting Friday (May 10) in Fulton Chapel. The professors are Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and professor ofRead the story …

UM Recognizes Two Employees with Frist Service Awards

Michael Barnett, Cindy May receive coveted recognition for exceptional assistance to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who see helping Ole Miss students grow and excel during their time on campus as a top priority have been honored for their unparalleled service to students. Michael Barnett, chair and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Film, and Cindy May, associate director of financialRead the story …

Two Professors Seek to Improve State STEM Success

Erik Hom, Jonah Jurss receive distinguished CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors plan to use portions of their recent National Science Foundation awards to further STEM education in the state. Erik Hom, assistant professor of biology, and Jonah Jurss, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, each garnered a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program Award this semester from the NSF. The awardsRead the story …

Sociology Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Annie Cafer claims first-ever fellowship in Mississippi for community resilience work

OXFORD, Miss. – Annie Cafer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 32 fellows of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program were unveiled today (April 23) by the Carnegie Corp. of New York. Recipients of the so-called “Brainy Award” receive an up-to-$200,000 grant that allowsRead the story …

Online Faculty Receive Paragon Award for Excellence in Teaching

Two UM instructors share honor for 2018-19 year

OXFORD, Miss. – How do you make an online course as engaging as a live class and create an authentic learning experience for students outside a traditional classroom setting? The University of Mississippi Office of Academic Outreach works to highlight faculty members who are crafting online classes around these criteria each year. In its ninthRead the story …

Karen Raber Chosen for SEC Faculty Award

UM English professor honored for teaching and Shakespeare scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Karen Raber, a professor of English at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s recipient of a 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. This is the eighth year the program has honored one person from each of the 14 SEC universities for their excellence in teaching – particularly at the undergraduate levelRead the story …

Online Faculty to Share Ideas During Toolbox Talks Event

March 21 program offers tips for connecting with online students

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – A new faculty workshop being offered this month aims to attract DIYers from around campus who may want to try their hand at online course renovation to help shape the way University of Mississippi students learn in online courses. The idea for the event came from online faculty who wanted to “seeRead the story …

English Professor Examines Voices of Early America

Caroline Wigginton wins national book award for first published work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi English professor Caroline Wigginton’s innovative look at some of America’s earliest texts was recognized nationally recently when she was named the recipient of the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize for her first academic monograph, “In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America.” The Early American Literature Book Prize, jointly awardedRead the story …