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Professors earn Bingham Award, tenure, promotions

Begley Headshot Anthropology professor Chris Begley ’88has earned a Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching. The honor, which recognizes outstanding work in the classroom, includes a five-year annual salary supplement. An outside committee of educators chose Begley based on an essay, visiting his classroom, and student evaluations.

Begley has been at Transylvania since 2002. He came from the University of Kentucky, where he was a staff archeologist and instructor. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He majored in sociology/anthropology at Transylvania. His research interests include Mesoamerica, Lower Central America, maritime archaeology, and archaeological imaging techniques.

“The tradition at Transylvania of creatively combining the resources of the university is long, and demonstrates in very concrete terms the value of collaboration,” Begley said. “I hope to demonstrate to a new generation of Transylvania students that you must take initiative—that no envelope is going to arrive in the mail with everything you need. The creative folks around you provide the key, and it is important to recognize the value that different disciplines and perspectives bring to your work and life.”

Rosenberg Headshot Chemistry professor Bob Rosenberg was promoted to full professor. He came to Transylvania in 2007 from Salem (Mass.) State College. He earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in organic chemistry.
Stuffelbeam Headshot Mathematics professor Ryan Stuffelbeam was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. He joined Transylvania in 2007 after holding a visiting position at Boston College and a postdoctoral position at The Ohio State University. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Iowa.
England Headshot Computer science professor Robert England was granted tenure. He came to Transylvania in 2008 after teaching at Rhodes College in Memphis. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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