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UC Faculty Member Dr. Eric Stephens Receives Promotion


Williamsburg, Ky – University of the Cumberlands (UC) professor Dr. Eric Stephens has been promoted to professor of psychology as announced by Dr. Larry Cockrum, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at UC.

Stephens specializes in engineering psychology and cognitive aging and joined the UC faculty in 2001. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Berea College, an M.A. in Applied Experimental Psychology from Western Kentucky University, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

The requirements for promotion at UC include effective teaching, substantial professional growth and a required number of years of service, among other things. To be tenured, a professor must exhibit evidence of distinction, promise of continued growth and assurance that the faculty will be strengthened far into the future. Tenure is usually given after seven years of full time service at the university, and after having been promoted to associate professor.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article Provided by Tabitha Bradley, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant