Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Binghamton University
Location: Binghamton, New York, United States
H. Stephen Straight, Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in anthropology and linguistics education.
With more than four decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Straight earned the distinguished title of professor emeritus of anthropology and linguistics at Binghamton University in 2010. During his tenure at the university, he has served in myriad roles including associate vice president and vice provost for undergraduate education and international affairs, as well as associate dean for academic affairs, director of the graduate studies in anthropology and director of the linguistics program. Following his retirement from Binghamton University, Dr. Straight became a Fulbright program advisor in the Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants. He also mentored academic faculty in Myanmar through the Institute of International Education’s Connecting with the World International Relations at Higher Education Institutions program.
For his accomplishments in the field, Dr. Straight received a Foundation Award from the Binghamton University Council and Foundation in 2009 and the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education from the Institute of International Education at the State University of New York (SUNY) in 2007. Likewise, he was bestowed with the University and Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching from Binghamton University for the years of 1995 and 1996. Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Straight pursued an education at the University of Michigan with the assistance of a national merit scholarship, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature in 1965. He then completed a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in linguistics at the University of Chicago in 1970 and 1972, respectively. During his graduate studies, Dr. Straight received a doctoral dissertation improvement grant from the National Science Foundation and a research fellowship between 1968 and 1970.
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