Squire Booker Selected as Evan Pugh University Professor

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30 April 2018

Squire Booker has been selected for promotion to the rank of Evan Pugh University Professor. This is the highest distinction that the University affords its faculty.

Since 1960, sixty-eight professors have earned the title of Evan Pugh Professor. Chosen for the honor because he or she "has displayed the courage to pioneer in his or her field, the discipline to remain at the forefront of research, and the generosity of spirit to share these accomplishments with students," these professors are humanists as well as scientists.

Penn State's official criteria, on which a committee of seven members judges a candidate, on their “research publications, creative work or both, have been of the highest quality over a period of time, and [has shown] evidence of having contributed significantly to the education of students who later achieve recognition for excellence in the candidate's discipline or interdisciplinary area." The clause concerning students was added in 1973, after the first nine Evan Pugh Professors had been appointed, to provide, said the Board of Trustees, "a more realistic program for the recognition of outstanding professors."