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Cronin-Golomb Named United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year

October 26, 2011

Each fall, a distinguished member of the BU faculty is recognized for his or her “dedication and contributions to the learning arts and to the institution” with the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year award. This year’s winner is Professor of Psychology Alice Cronin-Golomb, Director of the Vision & Cognition Laboratory and Co-Director of the Center for Clinical Biopsychology at Boston University.

 

This is a special honor established and endowed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. The embrace of this dual role, as scholar and as teacher, is at the heart of Boston University’s mission. It is modeled each day across our campus by the hundreds of outstanding faculty members who lead by example, not only in their respective fields of research, but in their classrooms as well.

 

After a robust nominating process and a series of truly exceptional candidates, Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced Professor Cronin-Golomb as the winner. For 22 years, Professor Cronin-Golomb has been passing on to students her passion for neuropsychology and for finding solutions to the visual and visuospatial cognitive challenges that often afflict seniors through the aging process or through neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

 

Professor Cronin-Golomb’s groundbreaking research and her celebration by students as a gifted teacher, mentor, influence and champion of their own efforts make her an outstanding selection this year. On October 26, Professor Cronin-Golomb was presented with her award at the Faculty Assembly.

 

 

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