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Bierman named Pugh Professor

Karen Bierman, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor by Penn State University.

Image of Karen Bierman, Evan Pugh Professor and McCourtney Professor of Child Studies.Karen Bierman, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies, Director of the Child Studies Center, and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, has been named an Evan Pugh University Professor, the highest academic honor granted by Penn State University. In the current academic year, Bierman has also received the McCourtney Professorship of Child Studies and been recognized by the College of the Liberal Arts for her success in attracting external support for her research.

As of May 2016, only 71 faculty members have been named Evan Pugh Professors in the history of Penn State. Professor Bierman is Psychology's second faculty member to be recognized as an Evan Pugh University Professor, following Herschel W. Leibowitz (1977). 

Evan Pugh University Professors are recognized among faculty who have completed at least five years of service to Penn State and have distinguished themselves as leading researchers, strong leaders in the University community, excellent teachers, and respected colleagues of their academic peers.

Additional information about Professor Bierman's commendation and the two other recent recipients of the Evan Pugh University Professorship can be found through Penn State News. A complete historical listing of Evan Pugh Professors at Penn State University can be accessed through the Office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State.

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