The word professor is derived from Latin as, “A teacher of highest rank.” Typically, colleges and universities reserve the title, “University Professor,” for members of the faculty who make a meaningful impact in the lives of students and colleagues. The rank is a significant designation serving as tangible evidence of the University’s commitment to attracting and retaining stellar faculty; thus ensuring a high quality learning experience for all its students.
Thanks to the generosity of several key donors and the Clayton State University Foundation, the University recently bestowed the title, “University Professor,” on six faculty members.
Clayton State’s initial University Professors include:
Dr. Michelle Furlong, Department Chair of Natural Sciences
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Dr. Jennell Charles, Professor of Nursing from the College of Health
Dr. Catherine “Kitty” Deering, Professor of Psychology
Dr. Mary Lamb, Associate Professor of English
Dr. Reza Kheirandish, Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Christopher Raridan, Associate Professor of Mathematics
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