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English Professor Barbara Paul-Emile to serve as Bentley's inaugural Maurice E. Goldman Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2001

Waltham, Mass.- Vice President for Academic Affairs H. Lee Schlorff announced today that English Professor Barbara Paul-Emile will serve as Bentley's first Maurice E. Goldman Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences. Barbara Paul-Emile is a 20-year veteran of the Bentley faculty whose enthusiasm in the classroom is recognized at the national level. In the mid-1990s, the Carnegie Foundation and CASE, the Council for the Support and Advancement of Education named Paul-Emile as a Professor of the Year for Massachusetts. She has also received Bentley College's Adamian Award for teaching excellence. The Goldman Distinguished Professorship is a five-year appointment.

The Maurice E. Goldman Distinguished Professorship honors the 1922 Bentley graduate who founded the Congress Financial Corporation and recognizes a member of the arts and sciences faculty who has excelled in teaching, scholarship and service to the College.

"I was thrilled, honored and surprised to receive this honor," says Paul-Emile. "I regard teaching to be a calling, and I love Bentley. It has been a work of joy for me. I'm happy to know the community here feels that I've made a contribution." Paul-Emile expects the Goldman Professorship will allow her time to develop new courses and "to work on several manuscripts in progress, a second novel and several short stories to complete a collection, that publishers have been pushing me to finish."

Paul-Emile's scholarship was recognized as early her election to Phi Beta Kappa in 1962. She has taught at three prestigious institutions in addition to Bentley, and served as the Associate Director of the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. While producing numerous articles on professional topics, Barbara also has engaged in extensive creative writing; her voice in Caribbean literature is an original one with wide cross-cultural appeal. All the while, Paul-Emile finds time to serve on many Bentley College committees and in valuable community roles such as a director of Boston's Lyric Stage Company.

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