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Ruth Nicole Brown Named MSU Foundation Professor

Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Author: College of Arts & Letters - Department of African American and African Studies
Category: MSU Foundation Professor

In recognition of her innovative community-engaged scholarship and outstanding record of visionary leadership, research, and pedagogy, Ruth Nicole Brown was awarded an MSU Foundation Professorship, making her the first faculty member from the College of Arts & Letters to receive this honor since it was first introduced in 2014.

The title of MSU Foundation Professor is awarded to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching while enhancing the prominence of the institution. The title is earned through a highly selective process with only 48 other individuals across campus having received this award since its inception.

“Professor Brown’s scholarship and record of teaching embody the textured vision of quality for which the Michigan State University and the College of Arts & Letters stand – excellence grounded in scholarly practices that have integrity, in relationships that are authentic and reciprocal, and in impact that is transformative and enduring,” said Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., MSU’s Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Read the full announcement.