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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College Timothy O’Rourke recently announced the selection of the 2014-2017 Batten Professors. Chosen by the division chairs, the new Batten Professors are Hilve Firek (Education), Lydia Kennedy (Mathematics), Gabriela Martorell (Psychology), John Rudel (Art), and Mavel Velasco (Spanish). Batten Professorship is an award for faculty excellence in teaching and scholarship, community contributions, and passion for inspiring excellence in others. Faculty awarded the Batten Professorship carry the title for three years, during which time they have access to a special development fund. The 2014-2017 Batten Professors join the following holdover designees: 2012-2015: Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson, Susan Larkin, and Sara Sewell; and 2013-2016: Richard Bond, Benjamin Haller, William Gibson, Diana Risk, and Philip Rock. More