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Sociology professor named Distinguished University Professor

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida has awarded John Skvoretz the title of Distinguished University Professor. Skvoretz, of the Department of Sociology, was recognized for his exemplary scholarly accomplishments.

Being named a Distinguished University Professor (DUP) involves an intensive internal and external review of the faculty member’s credentials that culminates in selection by the DUP Recommending Committee. It recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers both within and outside the University.

Skvoretz came to the University of South Florida to be the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and spent several years overseeing the growth of the college before returning to the faculty. His primary areas of specialization include theoretical methods, group processes and social psychology, as well as network analysis and modeling. He has published more than 80 articles, a large number of which appear in journalsthat are among the most prestigious in their fields. Skvoretz has published 14 book chapters and two edited volumes. He has secured numerous grants to support his research, and has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Skvoretz is currently the president of the International Network of Social Network Analysis, as well as associate editor of the Journal of Mathematical Sociology.

Skvoretz is receiving this honor because of his outstanding scholarly record and significant contributions to USF and his profession. Skvoretz will have the tittle formally bestowed at the Faculty Honors and Awards ceremony to be held during the fall 2016 semester.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences Sociology    
Author:Tiffany Gregoire