Mark Littmann, Professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, has been selected as the second recipient of the CCI Board of Visitors Professorship.
Littmann has a long and distinguished scholarly record of translating science for the public as well as researching the roots of science communication. He has published five books with one, Totality: Eclipses of the Sun, having third editions published in both hardcover and paperback. In addition he has a long list of peer-reviewed articles in both communication and science journals. He has been active in acquiring external funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health in excess of $250,000 from four projects.
The BOV Professorship, currently held by Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, was made possible by generous gifts from donors including current and former members of the college’s Board of Visitors. The 3-year rotating professorship was established to recognize and reward outstanding CCI faculty members whose research, creative activity, teaching, and academic and professional service have uniquely contributed to the mission of their school, the college and the university.
“Mark Littmann is an outstanding teacher and scholar and a great colleague and university citizen,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. He is richly deserving of this high honor.”