The College of Arts and Architecture

Velvet Brown

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Congratulations to Professor Velvet Brown who has been appointed as one of Penn State's newest Distinguished Professors. This highest honor awarded to faculty members is reserved for current, full-time, active faculty members who hold the rank of Professor; do not currently hold an endowed chair, professorship, or faculty fellowship; and are acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity.

This national and international leadership is documented by notable contributions to research published in leading journals and/or books and creative accomplishments widely recognized for excellence;  prestigious awards and citations; and a substantial record of invited lectures or performances delivered at prestigious institutions. These individuals also demonstrate significant leadership by raising University standards with respect to teaching, research or creative activity, and service; cultivating excellent teaching skills; and contributing significantly to the education of students who later are recognized for excellence in their fields.