Provost Faculty Fellowship Appointees Announced for 2001-2002

Published: August 31st, 2001

Category: Memos

Gail F. Baker, Vice President

Professors Jean A. Larson and Debra Walker King have been selected as the 2001-2002 academic year appointees to the Provost Faculty Fellowship Program. Now in its second year, this program provides educators the opportunity to gain experience in university administration. The appointment is for one semester and is designed to complement assigned teaching responsibilities.

Dr. Larson will serve during fall 2001 semester. She is a professor of mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has been at the University of Florida since 1974. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley and completed her doctorate in mathematics at Dartmouth College. She is chair of the Association of Symbolic Logic and served as faculty advisor for the Graduate Mathematics Association. Dr. Larson’s research and teaching interests include computability theory and logic and set theory.

Dr. King, as associate professor of English in CLAS, was chosen for spring 2002 semester. She joined UF in 1994. Dr. King earned her bachelor’s degree in English from North Carolina Central University; her master’s in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and her doctorate in interdisciplinary specializations in African American history, literature and literature theory. Dr. King’s teaching and research interests focus on: African American literature; feminist theory; African American history with an emphasis on women; literary and cultural theory and 20th Century American literature.

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