Thursday, February 23, 2017 
González named Distinguished University Professor | Dubow named Distinguished Research Professor
Alberto González
Distinguished University Professor
González brings intercultural aspect to communication

It is fitting that the work of Dr. Alberto González, chair of the communication department, is so well known around the world since the crux of his scholarship is in intercultural communication. In addition to his work in his home discipline, his writing and research appears in publications that focus on poverty, disability studies, youth theatre and Latino/a education.

His seminal collection of essays, co-edited (with Dr. Wea-Wen Chen) “Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity and Communication,” published by Oxford University Press, is now in its sixth edition and is used internationally.

González was named a Distinguished University Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at the Feb. 17 meeting. The titled of Distinguished University Professor is conferred upon members of the faculty already holding the rank of professor, whose creative professional achievements are such as to have won them national distinction or recognition beyond the limitations of a narrow field of interest.


Browne on critical thinking – Quartz
College of Business Administration building – WFIN, MyInforms, Sentinel-Tribune, BG Independent News
Stinson on police arrests – WISN
Board of Trustees meeting – The Blade, BG Independent News
Presidents’ Day Open House - Sentinel–Tribune, 13ABC, WTOL

Eric Dubow
Distinguished University Professor
Dubow's studies of violence’s effects on children have wide impact

Although most have never met him, children the world over have an important advocate in Dr. Eric Dubow, a BGSU professor of psychology. For more than 25 years, his contributions to the field of child clinical psychology and child mental health, from research and theory to mentoring and student training, have earned him the respect of psychologists worldwide. An extraordinarily productive scholar known for his commitment to hard work, he has also served the profession both as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and more recently as editor of the prestigious journal Developmental Psychology.

The BGSU Board of Trustees recognized Dubow’s record of achievement and dedication by naming him a Distinguished Research Professor. Established in 1982 by the board of trustees, the title is conferred upon faculty members who hold the rank of professor and who have established outstanding national and international recognition through research and publication in their disciplines.