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Harpur faculty receive special honors

Stan WhittinghamM. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and of materials science, has recently been appointed to the rank of distinguished professor — the highest system honors conferred upon SUNY faculty. He joins more than 70 Binghamton University faculty who have achieved distinguished rank.

Promotion to distinguished professor is reserved for those who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within his or her discipline.

Whittingham came to Binghamton University in 1988, after 16 years at Exxon Research and Engineering Company and Schlumberger-Doll Research. He has been a pioneer in the development of lithium ion batteries and his work has been called foundational and world-leading by colleagues at all levels. He holds the original patent on the concept of the use of intercalation chemistry in high-power density, highly reversible lithium batteries that provided the basis for subsequent discoveries that now power most laptop computers.

Jennifer Jensen• The American Council on Education (ACE) has named Jennifer Jensen, associate dean for academic affairs of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of political science, an ACE Fellow for academic year 2012-13.

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Fiftyseven fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

Jensen became associate dean for academics in Harpur College in 2008, managing the Harpur undergraduate curriculum and enrollments, and implementing academic policies and procedures among other duties.

—Katie Ellis

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Last Updated: 3/1/17