Mark Graber, Ph.D., J.D., of University of Maryland Carey School of Law Faculty Named a Regents' Professor

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 21, 2016) -- Chancellor Robert L. Caret has appointed Mark Graber, Ph.D., J.D., to the position of University System of Maryland (USM) Regents' Professor. The honor, among the System's most prominent faculty recognitions, recognizes the exceptional academic and teaching achievements of Graber, the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism at the University Of Maryland Francis King Carey School Of Law.

The honor was formally bestowed on Graber at a meeting today of the USM Board of Regents, held on the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus where the Carey School of Law is based. He is the seventh Regents Professor in USM history.

According to USM Board of Regents policy, "the Regents' Professorship is established by the board to recognize one or more faculty members whose record of scholarly achievement and potential for truly exceptional service to the system and its institutions warrants appointment to the most prestigious rank in the University System."

In the letter conferring this honor on Graber, Chancellor Caret notes Graber's "record of scholarly achievement and service," and describes "the stellar and moving recommendations that were submitted by your president and many highly regarded colleagues from excellent institutions across the United States and in Canada."

Graber is one of the nation's best recognized and most eminent scholars of the American Constitutional Development movement, which integrates constitutional law, legal history, and government.

His leadership in the field has brought prestige and attention to the Carey School of Law and the entire USM. Graber has been part of the USM since 1993, when he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, College Park.

At UMB, he served as the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and is now the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism. Professor Graber's nomination packet clearly shows that he is at the top of his discipline at UMB and nationally. He is a dedicated scholar who has vast, varied, and impressive scholarly writings, numerous prestigious honors and recognitions, and scores of influential presentations. 

The appointment of Regents' Professor comes with a modest monetary award, which can be used for travel, research or publication costs, or personnel and equipment costs.

When appointed a Regents' Professor, the faculty member is asked to take on several duties, including continued participation in the advisement and/or instruction of undergraduate students. The Regents' Professor presents annually a public lecture at a USM institution and participates in other scholarly activities that advance the USM and its institutions. These may include curriculum development (formal or informal courses), faculty development, citizen outreach, or organizational enhancement.





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