The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently elevated Alan J. Lizotte and Scott J. South to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Lizotte, a faculty member in UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice for three decades, co-founded the Rochester Youth Development Study. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology; a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals; and a grant referee for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
South, a Department of Sociology faculty member, is internationally known for his research in family demography and urban/community sociology. The recipient of the University at Albany’s 2003 Excellence in Research Award, he has earned significant grants from such external sources as the NSF, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
South and Lizotte were among 29 SUNY system faculty members named Distinguished Faculty in May.