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MaryAnn Christison Receives University of Utah’s Prestigious Designation of Distinguished Professor of Linguistics.

Professor MaryAnn Christison was recommended by the Distinguished Professor Advisory Committee and approved by the Faculty Senate; the University’s Board of Trustees; Mitzi Montoya, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; and President Taylor Randall. Professor Christison will be recognized for this honor at the University Commencement May 4, 2023 and the College of Humanities convocation on May 5, 2023. The rank of Distinguished Professor is a rare privilege that is reserved for selected faculty members whose achievements exemplify the highest goals of scholarship as demonstrated by the recognition accorded them by peers with national and international stature and whose record includes evidence of a high dedication to teaching as demonstrated by recognition accorded to them by students and/or colleagues.

Among many other outstanding accomplishments and distinctions, Professor Christison has served as the President of the international Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) organization, is a current Trustee for The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), is the author of over 150 publications, and has delivered 59 plenaries and keynote addresses at conferences in 27 countries. She has also received multiple awards for her excellence in teaching and mentoring, including being named University Service Learning Professor for the 2008-2009 academic year and receiving the ASUU Student Choice Award in 2011.

Congratulations Professor MaryAnn Christison on recieving  this amazing designation!

Last Updated: 4/25/23