UW-Stout News Story

Faculty named Dahlgren, Price, Taft professors

May 29, 2013

Three faculty members have been selected to receive professorships at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The professorships provide stipends that allow faculty to pursue professional development in scholarly or academic areas aligning with the mission of the university. Use of the stipends also must meet state guidelines.

Funding for the professorships are through the Stout University Foundation and have been approved by the UW System.

From left, Suejung Han, Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth and Linards Stradins.The winners will be recognized Monday, Aug. 26, during an address by Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen to begin the 2013-14 academic year.

Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth has been named the Dahlgren Professor for one year, from July 1 through June 30, 2014. She will receive $7,500.

Gorbatenko-Roth is a professor in the psychology department.

The award is named after alumni Reinhold and Borghild Eng Dahlgren, husband and wife and 1917 and 1918 graduates, respectively, who left their estate to the university.

Suejung Han will be the university's Maybelle Ranney Price Professor for the next year, from July 1 through June 30, 2014. She will receive $1,800.

Han is an assistant professor in the psychology department.

The professorship is in honor of Price, a 1945 UW-Stout graduate.

Linards Stradins will be the G.A. Taft Manufacturing Engineering Professor for three years, from July 1 through June 30, 2016. He will receive $8,000 for 2013-14 and amounts that will be determined for the other two years.

The professorship is named in honor of George Albert Taft and was endowed by his daughter, Esther Quinn, and her husband, Robert Quinn. Taft was associated with the Dunn County News in Menomonie before establishing DeLuxe Check Printers in the Twin Cities area.

Stradins is an associate professor in the engineering and technology department.

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