Mucha awarded Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professorship

Peter Mucha has been named a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor. These professorships help Carolina support its best teachers and scholars, providing a salary supplement, an annual fund for research, and a one-semester research and study assignment during the five-year term of the award. The late Gordon Gray, who graduated from UNC in 1930, and the estate of Bowman Gray Jr., a 1929 graduate, established the professorships in 1980 in the College of Arts and Sciences to be among the university’s most prestigious awards for excellence in outstanding undergraduate teaching.

This award will help support Mucha’s activities mentoring undergraduate research students, who play key roles in his research group’s development of mathematical and computational methods for the study of networks. Undergraduate research students in Mucha’s group frequently contribute to and even lead published research articles about their work.

Mucha is the second member of the Department to hold this position, joining Professor Sue Goodman, who held the award from 1991 to 1994.