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DATE: July 19, 2004
Barry Bogin named Stirton Professor at UM-Dearborn
DEARBORN---Barry Bogin, professor of anthropology at the University
of Michigan-Dearborn, has been appointed to the William E. Stirton Professorship.
The appointment for a five-year non-renewable term, which begins Sept.
1, was approved by the U-M Regents at their July meeting. The professorship
recognizes faculty members for "truly distinguished scholarship,
teaching and professional activity."
William E. Stirton was the first chancellor of the UM-Dearborn campus,
and the professorship was established in 1977 "as a tribute to a
distinguished educator and administrator who was an inspiration to students
and faculty while at UM-Dearborn," according to the Regents memo
on the appointment.
Bogin is a physical anthropologist and the author of a leading text in
the field titled The Growth of Humanity, published in 2001. His
research has been published in leading scholarly journals, and has also
been covered by mainstream news media, including the New Yorker
and the New York Times.
Most recently, Bogin has studied physical development among Maya children
in Guatemala and in the United States, research with significant implications
in international health issues, especially in childhood obesity.
Bogin received his bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate in
anthropology from Temple University. He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty
in 1982 and received tenure in 1985.
He served as chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences from 1998
to 2001, and received the campus's Distinguished Research Award in 1993,
the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998, and the Distinguished Faculty
Award from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards in 1999.
"UM-Dearborn is privileged to benefit from Professor Bogin's efforts
and accomplishments in successfully fostering our mission to serve students,
the campus and the community through his distinguished teaching, research
and service," according to Robert Simpson, provost and vice president
for academic affairs.