Congratulations to John Griffin on being named the Class of 2012 Associate Professor of Biology! This is a term professorship chosen by a committee that includes both faculty and students from across the College, and is funded by a fee which students voted to place on themselves to support outstanding teacher-scholars.
As described in the faculty application, the Class of 2012 Professorship was created in 2004 by students as a tangible expression of their high regard for the faculty of the College. It is their intent that the annual awarding of this professorship to faculty member who meets the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service and whose presence at the College has made a difference in the lives of many students. It is the the intent of the students that the annual awarding of the William and Mary Student Professorships will assist in retaining William and Mary's best faculty.