UVA, McIntire Faculty Members Fill Ranks in Strategic Areas, From Democracy to Sustainability

Recently hired UVA faculty members such as Commerce Professor Sarah Lebovitz are already beginning to bolster the University's capabilities in the strategic priority areas outlined in its Great and Good 2030 Plan.

Recruiting and retaining the very best researchers, teachers and mentors to the University are among the top initiatives in President Jim Ryan’s "Great and Good” 2030 Plan. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications)

By Anne E. Bromley, anneb@virginia.edu

Sarah Lebovitz

Sarah Lebovitz

Recruiting and retaining the very best researchers, teachers, and mentors to the University of Virginia are among the top initiatives in the institution’s “Great and Good” 2030 Plan and align with recommendations of the 2020 Racial Equity Task Force, which emphasizes UVA’s commitment to broadening and strengthening excellence and the diversity of the faculty. Recently hired faculty members such as Commerce Professor Sarah Lebovitz are already beginning to bolster UVA’s capabilities in the strategic priority areas outlined in the plan: democracy, environmental resilience and sustainability, precision medicine, the brain and neuroscience, and digital technology and society.

“These faculty are exceptional, as teachers, scholars, clinicians, and mentors,” UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Liz Magill said. “They are powerhouses, each and every one, and bring with them the intellectual breadth, diversity, creativity, and commitment to serve in all that they do that are the hallmarks of UVA at its best. Their contributions will propel UVA forward in the years to come, and help us fulfill President Jim Ryan’s aspiration to be both great and good.”

Read more about Lebovitz’s research and see the full story featuring these new faculty at UVA Today.

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