DZUR, CHAMPION OF DEMOCRACY, NAMED DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH PROFESSOR
Through his writing and teaching, Dr. Albert Dzur, a professor of political science and philosophy at Bowling Green State University, has shared his vision for democracy. Internationally recognized as a thought leader for his focus on deliberative democracy, democratic professionalism and criminal justice reform, Dzur's contributions have had a global impact.
He has been honored for his work both nationally and internationally, and at its Feb. 22 meeting the BGSU Board of Trustees recognized his extraordinary record of achievement by bestowing on him the title of Distinguished Research Professor.
Dzur's publication record is striking, wrote supporter Dr. Neil Englehart, chair of the Department of Political Science. He has published in prestigious journals, and a university press book each year over the past three years, "an astonishing record in our field," Englehart said. His complete catalogue includes 29 substantive publications in leading journals, five books and numerous invited presentations. Among his books that have received critical praise are "Democratic Professionalism: Citizen Participation and the Reconstruction of Professional Ethics, Identity, and Practice" (2008), "Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury" (2012), and his co-edited, with Ian Loader and Richard Sparks, "Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration" (2016). Remarkably, said Dr. Raymond Craig, dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Dzur's publication pace has only increased since his promotion to full professor in 2012.