UMBC congratulates sociology professor Leslie Morgan on being named the Lipitz Professor of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for academic year 2011-12. In endowing this professorship, Roger C. Lipitz and the Lipitz Family Foundation sought “to recognize and support innovative and distinguished teaching and research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences” at UMBC.
Dean John Jeffries writes, “Professor Morgan has achieved an extraordinary record as a scholar, teacher and citizen of the university since joining the UMBC faculty in 1979.” One of the nation’s foremost scholars of aging, Morgan is author, co-author or editor of six books, 33 peer-reviewed articles and 16 book chapters. She has won substantial research support from the National Institute on Aging as well as numerous national teaching awards. Among her many roles at UMBC, Morgan is co-director of the UMB/UMBC Ph.D. program in gerontology, which she helped create.
For additional details on this honor and Professor Morgan, see the full press release.