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Dr. Vaughn Bryant Selected As One Of 2017-2018 Regents Professor Award Recipients


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently awarded Dr. Vaughn Bryant, Professor of Anthropology, with the title of Regents Professor.

Vaughn Bryant

Dr. Vaughn Byrant, Director of the Palynology Lab, was one of 15 recipients for this award for 2017-2018.  Dr. Bryant was the first faculty member to be hired to teach anthropology at Texas A&M, and he was the inaugural Department Head of Anthropology. He has been a faculty member of Texas A&M University for 47 years.  Most of his career has focused on the study of coprolites and pollen, and their contributions to reconstructing the diets and paleonutrition of ancient human societies.

The selection process for the award begins with a call for nominations from the chancellor, and ends with a review by academic vice chancellors and past recipients. The Regents Professor Award program was created in 1996 to recognize employees who have significantly contributed to the people of Texas and their respective Universities.

See the Texas A&M Today Article for additional information on the Regents Professor Award.