The College of Arts & Sciences has announced the award of the 2013-14 Candace Bernard and Robert Glickman Dean’s Professorships to three tenure-track faculty, based on their scholarly accomplishments and promise and their commitment to excellent teaching. Among the three is Clifford Smyth, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.
Smyth joined the UNCG faculty in 2008. His research in combinatorial probability has been published in some of the leading journals in his field, including two in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, widely regarded as one of the most important journals in the field of mathematics, and he is regularly invited to present his research at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions. His research has been funded by the National Security Agency and the Simons Foundation, and he participates in two major collaborative projects funded by the National Science Foundation that support undergraduate involvement in the STEM disciplines. He has contributed to the department’s Math Emporium, an innovative model for teaching introductory mathematics, in addition to teaching courses at all levels and supervising graduate theses.
The Bernard-Glickman Dean’s Professorships are made possible by a generous gift from Candace Bernard ‘67 and Robert Glickman of Wayne, Penn. Each award includes a salary stipend and a fund for research. In announcing the recipients at the College of Arts & Sciences’ End-of-Year Celebration, Dr. Timothy D. Johnston, dean of the College, noted that the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and promise of the College’s untenured faculty.