Provost Announces Second Group of Shannon Faculty Fellows

June 12, 2024
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(Photo by Erin Edgerton, University Communications)

A group of 16 faculty members has been selected as the second cohort of Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellows, the Office of the Provost announced this week.

Last year was the inaugural class for the fellowship, which recognizes mid-career faculty who have made significant contributions to their departments and to the University. The fellows serve three-year terms.

The center, named for former University of Virginia President Edgar F. Shannon Jr., has bolstered University faculty for nearly six decades.

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“The Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellows program has given us an important path to help talented faculty members build their academic careers here at the University,” Executive Vice President and Provost Ian Baucom said. “The connections that fellows make with colleagues from other disciplines help them to grow as researchers and scholars and inspire new ways of thinking.”

Here are the newest fellows:

  • Mark Beenhakker, School of Medicine
  • Peter Belmi, Darden School of Business
  • Gia-Wei Chern, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Jennie Chiu, School of Education and Human Development
  • Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani, School of Medicine
  • B. Brian Foster, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Bonnie Gordon, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Tajie Harris, School of Medicine
  • Mar Hicks, School of Data Science
  • Mathews Jacob, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Thomas Koberda, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Wendy Lynch, School of Medicine
  • Matthew Panzer, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Kwon Park, School of Medicine
  • Janet Spittler, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Megan Stevenson, School of Law

“Working with the first cohort of Shannon Fellows has been truly inspiring,” Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Maïté Brandt-Pearce said. “They bring varied talents and expertise to our discussions and their input is helping to shape this new program. I look forward to welcoming the next group of amazing scholars in the fall.”

 

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