The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Dr. David Briscoe a university professor.
A professor of sociology, Briscoe is the first faculty member who has received the honorific title of university professor. According to a university release, the title pays tribute to “extended period of exemplary service in a spirit of collegiality to UA Little Rock as well as a combination of service in their profession and to the public through their professional activities.”
To be eligible for the title, individuals must have been full professors for 10 years, gaining national or international recognition for their work. “I am beyond words that the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas conferred the distinguished title of University Professor on me. It’s historical in the sense that I became the Inaugural University Professor at UA Little Rock. It means the world to me,” Briscoe said in a statement.
Briscoe joined UA Little Rock in 1992, and has been named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow for the UA Little Rock Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence twice and was named as one of the Best of the Best Professors three times. He also has received the Graduate and Retention Advocate Award four times.