AUBURN UNIVERSITY – As part of its recent Endowed Professorship Campaign Awards ceremony, Auburn University presented 13 new professorships to faculty in four colleges and schools. In addition to honoring faculty, the ceremony celebrated the philanthropic spirit of alumni and friends who created these professorships.
Faculty honorees included one faculty member from the College of Business, five from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, two from the Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery Schools of Nursing and five from the College of Sciences and Mathematics.
AUBURN – Fifty Auburn University faculty members were awarded endowed professorships Thursday as part of a strategic initiative undertaken by Auburn President Jay Gogue to recognize the exceptional merit of existing Auburn faculty.
During a targeted one-year campaign, the goal to fund 81 professorships was exceeded by more than 17 percent, with a total of 95 professorships being funded.
AUBURN – Dean June Henton has announced the faculty recipients of two recently endowed professorships in the Auburn University College of Human Sciences. Effective Aug. 15, Mona El-Sheikh will assume the title of Leonard Peterson & Co. Inc. Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Lenda Jo Connell will be the inaugural Under Armour Inc. Professor of Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production.
El-Sheikh began her career at Auburn in 1990 and was named alumni professor in 2005 and creative research and scholarship awardee in 2007. Supported by approximately $7 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, as well as support from the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, her research program focuses on associations among family risk, psychophysiological regulation, sleep and child outcomes in psychological adjustment, physical health, cognitive functioning and academic performance domains. El-Sheikh’s interdisciplinary research is noted for building bridges across several disciplines concerned with child health including child development, developmental psychology, psychopathology and pediatric sleep medicine.