Binghamton University professors promoted
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Three Binghamton University faculty have been promoted to the rank of distinguished professor in their respective fields by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Recipients of distinguished professorship are nominated for exemplifying national or international prominence in their field and garnering a respected reputation among their peers.
Susan Strehle, professor of English was named a distinguished service professor, and Stephen Lisman, professor of psychology, and Anthony Preus, professor of philosophy, were named distinguished teaching professors. Sixty other professors at Binghamton have earned this distinction.
Strehle has earned a widely respected reputation for service to the community on the campus, local and state levels. She is the Dean of the Graduate School and has a study focus on increasing teaching effectiveness.
Preus earned the honor of distinguished teaching professor for his notable involvement and interest in the academic lives of his students. In her letter to the SUNY trustees Binghamton President Lois B. DeFleur highlighted Preus’ ability to help his students understand difficult concepts and texts as well as enable them to become “fuller human beings.”
Lisman was the first associate professor hired when the clinical psychology program began in 1973. In his 26 years at Binghamton he has been widely renowned as a pioneer of the clinical psychology program at Binghamton and both an innovative professor and valuable resource to the undergraduate and graduate students of the university.
The distinguished professorship designation is the one of the highest tributes conferred upon SUNY instructional faculty.