College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Dean Andrew Martin has recommended to the Provost and the Board of Regents that Professor Scott Spector, jointly appointed in the German and history departments, be awarded a Collegiate Professorship effective September 1, 2018. Regents approval is expected this summer.

This is one of the highest honors the College has available for active faculty members who deserve the distinctive recognition that a named Professorship carries. Professor Spector is recognized for his outstanding scholarship, his teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and for his significant leadership in the units, the College, and the university. Collegiate Professorships traditionally bear the name of former University faculty members who have made substantial scholarly and other contributions while at the University of Michigan.

Professor Spector chose to honor emeritus Professor Rudolf Mrázek for his named professorship. "He's been important to me personally and professionally, and I love his work," Spector stated.

Congratulations, Professor Spector!