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William E. Haley Named Distinguished University Professor

William E. Haley Named Distinguished University Professor

William HaleyDr. William Haley, a Professor in the School of Aging Studies, has been named Distinguished University Professor (DUP) for 2021. Being selected as a DUP involves an intensive internal and external review of the faculty member's credentials that culminates in selection by the DUP Recommending Committee.

The overview from the Committee states that "He is an intellectual leader in the field of aging studies, having pioneered and shaped the field of family caregiving research over the past 30 years. His work is noted for being methodologically rigorous, innovative, and paradigm-shifting in addressing significant questions with regard to the problems, issues, and coping strategies of caregivers of family members with chronic illness and disability. Dr. Haley's research has been continuously externally funded, widely published, and highly cited. Moreover, he has been generous with his time and talents, having held a variety of impactful leadership roles both within the university and within the professional community. Dr. Haley is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his exceptional mentoring of students (e.g., Susan V. Saxon Outstanding Teaching Award in the Field of Gerontology; Minority Mentorship Award, Gerontological Society of America Task Force on Minority Issues in Gerontology). He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Psychological Society, and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Dr. Haley is the consummate scholar, with an outstanding record of contributions to research, teaching and mentoring, and service."

Dr. Haley will be recognized at an upcoming 2021 commencement exercise and will have his title formally bestowed at the Faculty Honors & Awards ceremony to be held during the Fall 2021 semester.