Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes, a Full Professor of Developmental Psychology, has received a Distinguished Term Professorship in Research and Undergraduate Education (2016 – 2020).
Appointments to Distinguished Term Professorships in Research and Undergraduate Education are intended to recognize faculty with outstanding scholarly and teaching contributions to the University. Dr. Kurtz-Costes was nominated for a professorship due to the tremendous amount of effort she puts in behind the scenes to ensure our students have the most meaningful experience possible during their undergraduate careers at UNC. She has served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies since 2001 – during her leadership, Dr. Kurtz-Costes has significantly revised our undergraduate curriculum, redesigned our Cognitive Science minor, fostered the development a new interdisciplinary Neuroscience minor, and served as a part of our Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Dr. Kurtz-Costes has also served our Honors undergraduate students as Director of the Honors Program from 2000-2001, 2007-2009, and 2012 to present. She further serves our students as Director of Psychology and Neuroscience’s Summer School for over 13 years and is a member of the Academy of Abbey Fellows, providing counsel to the Associate Dean and the Director of the Advising Program.
Congratulations, Dr. Kurtz-Costes!