Congratulations to Dr. Michele Gelfand, Professor of Psychology and affiliate of the RH Smith School of Business, elected to be Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, the highest academic honor award by the University. This award reflects Michele's many contributions to the field, her leadership within and beyond the discipline, and the pioneering nature and impact of her work.

"This formal title denotes an academic honor of highest distinction and is awarded to a limited number of our most accomplished professors. (See a list of the University's Distinguished University Professors.) Nominees should be established scholars, held in the highest esteem by professional colleagues nationally and internationally, whose contributions have had a significant influence on their discipline and perhaps beyond" (from Office of Faculty Affairs website, Awards and Funding Opportunities.) 

Michele Gelfand