FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2004
Contact: Brian Hood
MUW faculty achieve noteworthy
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Two Mississippi University for Women faculty members,
Dr. Carl Doumit, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Jon Fortman, professor
of biology, recently were granted emeritus status by the Board of
Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Emeritus status is conferred upon any retiring tenured faculty member
having the rank of assistant professor or above who has 10 years of
continuous service at MUW immediately prior to retirement at age 60 or
above, or 20 years of continuous service at MUW immediately prior to
retirement at an age less than 60.
Emeriti faculty must have distinguished themselves in one or more of the
following areas: outstanding teaching and/or administration, university
involvement, professional activity and civic involvement.
Doumit has taught at the university for 31 years and Fortman has taught
for 37 years. Both professors will retire June 1. Retirement parties
will be held for both on Saturday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
the lobby of Parkinson.
In other news, Dr. Michael Burger, associate professor of history, was
awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research stipend
for research on his book titled “Power over Distance; English Diocesan
Governance in the Thirteenth Century.” Burger also has been selected for
inclusion in Who’s Who in America 58th edition and is under
consideration for the inclusion of the 59th edition in November of 2004.