Robert Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics, has been named an American Council on Education fellow for the 2010-11 academic year.
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, equips promising senior faculty and administrators for leadership roles. Each fellow will focus on an issue of concern to the nominating institution while spending a semester working with a university president and senior officers at a host institution. Of the nearly 1,700 participants in the first 45 years of the program, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents or deans.
Beichner, who joined the faculty in 1992, directs the university’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Initiative. He was recently named the North Carolina Professor of the Year as well as the National Undergraduate Science Teacher of the Year.