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Madonna Harrington Meyer named University Professor

July 22, 2019

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Madonna Harrington Meyer

July 17, 2019 | Kelly Homan Rodoski

Madonna Harrington Meyer, professor of sociology in the Maxwell School and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, was recently named a University Professor by Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly.

The prestigious distinction—a four-year, renewable appointment—is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally.

“Professor Harrington Meyer’s work is focused on some of the most persistent, difficult and relevant issues facing our society.  Her research and teaching challenge us to think through and find solutions that better our communities,” says Wheatly. “She is highly deserving of this distinction. Her approach to scholarship, research and teaching is the kind of academic excellence that defines Syracuse University and attracts students and faculty alike.”

“I am deeply honored by and grateful for this award,” Harrington Meyer says. “It enables me to remain focused on research that explores how public policy shapes people’s everyday lives—and how that varies by key sociodemographic variables such as gender, race, class, disability or immigration. These issues are central to many of us in the Maxwell School specifically and Syracuse University more broadly.”

Read the full article via the SU News website

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