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Tuesday April 10, 2012 UF professor Wald an inaugural winner of a SEC Faculty Achievement Award

UF professor Dr. Kenneth D. Wald normally earns awards as a distinguished professor of Political Science from organizations far from than the Southeastern Conference.

Kenneth D. Wald

Wald has been a Fulbright Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a visiting scholar at the University of Strathyclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wald can now say he is one of the inaugural winners of an SEC Faculty Achievement Award. The awards honor accomplished professors from SEC universities who have outstanding records in teaching and scholarship and who serve as role models for faculty and students.

UF President Bernie Machen and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive are driving forces behind the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards.

Wald was one of 12 winners (one from each SEC school in the 2011-12 academic calendar).Click here to read more on Wald's academic and professional credentials.

“This diverse group of men and women share a passionate dedication not just for teaching, but for empowering their students with the knowledge and wisdom to make a difference in our world,” said Machen, also serving as the SEC President. “Some of the finest minds have studied on our campuses, and we have the SEC university professors to thank for helping to position them for success.”

Wald and the other winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium and become his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award. The SEC Professor of the Year receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized during the annual SEC Spring Banquet in May.

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