May 10, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Burgess Named OHIO’s 2018 Distinguished Professor

Dr. Susan Burgess, portrait

Dr. Susan Burgess

Excerpted from Compass

Dr. Susan Burgess, Professor of Political Science and faculty affiliate of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, was named Ohio University’s 2018 Distinguished Professor at Graduate Commencement on May 4.

President M. Duane Nellis announced the 2018 recipient of the university’s highest academic honor. Established in 1959, the Distinguished Professor Award recognizes scholarly accomplishment, professional reputation and contribution to the university. Recipients of the award receive a lifetime designation, one semester of professional leave, and the privilege of naming one undergraduate student annually to receive a Distinguished Professor Scholarship.

“Our recipient of this award is remarkably deserving of this honor,” Dr. Nellis said.

Burgess’ areas of study include American politics, law and courts, gender and sexuality, and pop culture. She has received several departmental and University-wide awards for excellence in teaching, has served as the director of the Women’s Studies program, and also held several leadership positions in the American Political Science Association.

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