Dr. Robert Morace, professor of English and a noted scholar in contemporary and Scottish fiction, has been appointed Daemen College’s first Distinguished Professor, the highest level of scholarship awarded to college faculty.
“We are exceptionally proud to name Dr. Morace as the first faculty member to receive this elite designation at Daemen, and commend him for his scholarly accomplishments, intellectual contributions and exceptional teaching talents,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.
Established this year, the Distinguished Professor rank honors faculty members who have achieved distinction in their scholarly discipline, service to the college and society.
During his nearly 40-year tenure at Daemen, Morace has taught in the English Department and served three terms as department chair. He has been honored for his work at the college with the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Distinguished Faculty Performance Award.
Beyond Daemen, Morace has taught at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Warsaw University, and has been a speaker at U.S. and international conferences.
The author and editor of six scholarly books, he is currently working on a study of Scottish fiction after 1997. He has also published numerous essays in scholarly journals and books, and is a longtime consulting editor for the journal Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
“Dr. Morace’s dedication to his students and scholarly prominence embodies what this newly created faculty distinction represents,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “He truly exemplifies the best of academic excellence at Daemen, and we are honored to recognize him as a Distinguished Professor.”
Morace earned a doctorate in English from the University of South Carolina, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees also in English from SUNY Cortland.
He resides in Snyder with his wife, Neela.