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Collins Fellows Highlight Academic Excellence at UAlbany
May 21, 2010
Nearly 30 years ago, James Acker left a thriving law practice in North Carolina to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in academia. Since then, Acker has earned a reputation at the University at Albany as an exceptional teacher, sought-after mentor and productive scholar, leading to recognition as a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Criminal Justice in 2004, and now, as a Collins Fellow.
Professor of History Iris Berger is known as a take-charge person and voice of wise counsel who reaches across the boundaries between academic departments to work for the good of the University at Albany. The energetic Berger has taught in Women's Studies and Africana Studies as well as History and has worked tirelessly to advance opportunities for women across campus for almost three decades.
Lindsay Childs discovered a passion for mathematics as an undergraduate student, and for more than four decades, he's shared that excitement with his students at the University at Albany. He's earned recognition as a much-loved mentor of students, as well as a renowned expert in algebraic field theory. The recipient of many accolades, he was most recently recognized for his contributions when he was named a Collins Fellow.
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