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Clay Calvert Receives Prestigious UF Research Foundation Professorship

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2017-2020.

UFRF Professors are faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. Calvert is one of 34 faculty members chosen for this honor.

The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs. The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant. The professorships are funded from the university’s share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products.

Other Research Foundation Professors from the College include:

2016    Jon Morris, Advertising
2015    Wayne Wanta, Journalism
2014    Amy Jo Coffey, Telecommunication
2013    Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Telecommunication
2012    Ron Rodgers, Journalism
2011    Cory Armstrong,* Journalism
2010    Juan-Carlos Molleda,* Public Relations
2009    Spiro Kiousis, Public Relations
2008    Kim Walsh-Childers, Journalism
2007    Lynda Lee Kaid,* Telecommunication
2006    Laurence Alexander,* Journalism
2005    John Kaplan, Journalism
2004    Bernell Tripp, Journalism
2003    Sandra Dickson,* Telecommunication
2002    Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Telecommunication
2001    James Babanikos, Telecommunication
2000    Linda Hon, Public Relations
1998    Debbie Treise, Advertising

*No longer at College

Posted: April 13, 2017
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