Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award to Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., at the Spring Faculty Assembly on April 6.
“Laurie uses neuroimaging to focus on brain-behavior relations in children and adolescents, with a particular emphasis on reading disabilities, language and executive function,” Zeppos said. “(She) was instrumental in developing Vanderbilt’s educational neuroscience doctoral program, the first of its kind in the United States.”
Cutting is Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics; and Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
The Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award was created to honor Chancellor Wyatt upon his retirement in 2000. The award recognizes accomplishments that span multiple academic disciplines.
The title is conferred upon a full-time faculty member, regardless of rank or school, for the development of significant new knowledge from research or exemplary innovations in teaching.
The recipient carries for one year the title Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor and receives a $5,000 award and an engraved silver tray. Members of the Faculty are invited to submit nominations to the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate Consultative Committee reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the Provost. Final selection is made by the Chancellor in consultation with the Provost.
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award winner Laurie Cutting, and Faculty Senate Chair Charlene Dewey. (Vanderbilt University)
Last Updated: 4/10/2017 9:21:13 AM
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