Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) - 2011 Inductees

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars:  2011 Inductees

The Provost announces the 2011 inductees into the University of Florida's Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Each year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars honors University of Florida’s exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting into its membership faculty members who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment in both areas. Please join Provost Glover in welcoming to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars its 2011 inductees:

These teacher-scholars were selected based on portfolio submissions that provided strong evidence of the integration of superior teaching and research and a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment that has garnered recognition at the national and/or international level.

To assist them in advancing their vision for scholarly excellence and faculty enhancement at UF, these Academy teacher-scholar inductees will serve for three years on the advisory board for Faculty Development. In this capacity they will assist the Associate Provost in developing programs and promoting policies that enhance the professional careers and experiences of faculty. Academy members also promote a university-wide discourse on key issues surrounding the integration of teaching and research at the University.

After completing their three-year terms on the advisory board, members will retain the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and continue to be a part of the Academy. 

Jeff Adler

Jeffrey S. Adler is Professor of History at the University of Florida.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has held research fellowships from the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  His teaching focuses on U.S. history, particularly the history of crime in America and U.S. urban history.  His research examines murder in America.  His most recent book was First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920, and his current research project explores race and lethal violence in early twentieth-century New Orleans.

 Diana Boxer

Diana Boxer is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Florida. Her teaching and research focus on discourse analysis and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, the ethnography of communication, and gender and language. Her latest book is The Lost Art of the Good Schmooze: Building Rapport and Defusing Conflict in Everyday and Public Talk (Praeger, 2011). She is author of Complaining and Commiserating: A Speech Act View of Solidarity in Spoken American English. (Lang, 1993); Applying Sociolinguistics: Domains and Face-to-Face Interaction (John Benjamins, 2002); and co-editor (with Andrew D. Cohen), of Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning, (Multilingual Matters, 2004). She has published articles on the pragmatics of face-to-face discourse in several edited collections and in the Journal of Pragmatics, Discourse and Society, Text, TESOL Quarterly, ELT Journal, Multilingua, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, and Women and Language. Her commentaries on language have aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.