Owen Anderson elevated to George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Professor Owen Anderson was elevated to the rank of George Lynn Cross (GLC) Research Professor, the highest research honor that a faculty member may receive from the University of Oklahoma. Professor Anderson was the only OU-Norman campus faculty member to be chosen for the GLC award this year, and only the fifth to achieve this distinction in the history of the College of Law.
The highest research honor that a faculty member may receive from the University of Oklahoma is to be elevated to the rank of George Lynn Cross (GLC) Research Professor. In addition to the intangible honor of this position, the appointment includes a sizable award, a permanent salary increase, and special research assistance. The University confers this title only on those whose contributions through research or creative activity to the advancement of their special academic fields have been of sufficient quality and magnitude to have received national and international favorable recognition over a period of years. Currently there are 36 GLC Research Professors on the Norman Campus.
Each year the Provost requests nominations for the position of GLC Research Professor from the various departments. Evidence of the accomplishments of the nominee, such as books, published papers and other creative works, must be submitted. The nominee's reputation as a research scholar must be substantiated by written statements from recognized authorities in the nominee's field of research employed at other universities. After all data are accumulated, the Research Council working with the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), has the responsibility of summarizing the evaluations of the qualifications of all nominees and deciding who should be recommended to the President and to the Board of Regents for the Research Professorship.