Rory Van Loo Named a Peter Paul Career Development Professor

The career development professorships are awarded University-wide to support the scholarship of outstanding faculty.

Rory Van Loo
Associate Professor of Law Rory Van Loo

Three junior faculty across BU have been chosen for a Career Development Professorship this fall. Each recipient receives a three-year, nonrenewable stipend designed to support scholarly or creative work, as well as a portion of their salaries.

All of this year’s winners have been recognized for their accomplishments in their area of study and as emerging leaders in their field.

“The talented young faculty members we honor this year with Career Development Professorships are truly outstanding, and we are pleased to recognize the exciting research they are doing,” says Jean Morrison, University provost and chief academic officer. “From important advances in science and engineering at the nanoscale and in computer-assisted-design to improving our understanding of human thought processes, consumer law, and the influence of race in education, all are making significant impacts in their fields.”

Peter Paul Career Development Professorships, made possible through the support of BU trustee Peter Paul (Questrom’71), are awarded University-wide to outstanding faculty who have been at BU for two years or less and who have held no prior professorships. This year’s Peter Paul winners include Travis Bristol, a School of Education assistant professor of curriculum and teaching, who has been immersed in teaching and in researching the roles of race and gender in education, particularly policies and practices aimed at attracting, supporting, and retaining teachers of color, Daniella Kupor, a Questrom School of Business assistant professor of marketing, who studies how external factors such as interruptions and messaging affect consumer decision-making, and digital markets expert Rory Van Loo, a School of Law associate professor, whose research is focused on consumer transactions, particularly the intersection between technology and regulation.

“These funds will enable me to explore new research directions that I’ve always wanted to investigate,” says Kupor, who holds a PhD from Stanford University.

“Law professors rarely get research support this generous at any stage of their career, let alone at the start,” says Van Loo, who earned a law degree from Harvard and a PhD from Yale. “I am honored, and above all, extremely grateful.”

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