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Faculty Honors

Lisa Green Named Distinguished Professor

Lisa Green, professor of linguistics and the world’s leading scholar on African American English, was among three UMass Amherst faculty members named Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Monday, July 20 meeting. The title Distinguished Professor is conferred on select, highly accomplished faculty who have already achieved the rank of professor and who meet a demanding set of qualifications.


Aug 05, 2020
Growing up in Beaumont, TX, Amilcar Shabazz, professor of Afro-American studies, celebrated Independence Day on June 19—Juneteenth. 
Aug 04, 2020
A new book by Zhongwei Shen, professor in the East Asian Languages and Cultures program (part of the languages, literatures and cultures department), is the first to integrate Chinese linguistic scholarship into international linguistics at large.


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The College of Humanities & Fine Arts is the creative and cultural heart of UMass Amherst. With 14 academic departments and 12 world-class research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary programs, our students — undergraduate and graduate — have the opportunity to study with the best scholars, thinkers, and artists.

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