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May 2nd, 2014

Head of the Department of Archaelogy promoted 

Professor Mark Pearce, Head of the Department of Archaeology, has been promoted to a personal chair, with effect from next academic year.

Professor Pearce has been with the Department since 1995 and his promotion reflects his achievements over many years in research, teaching and administration at the University.

Entrepreneurship professor to help shape ideas

The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is further expanding its expertise thanks to the appointment of entrepreneurship expert Professor Dawn DeTienne.

Professor DeTienne is based at the University of Colorado and will be contributing to the Institute — which is part of Nottingham University Business School — through her role as visiting professor.

In this role, Prof DeTienne will help with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, assist PhD students in developing their research, deliver seminar presentations to staff, students and the public and work with early career researchers to advise upon publication strategies.

Susan Marlow, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Haydn Green Institute, said: “Dawn is recognised as leading researcher in the entrepreneurship field, she is a field editor of one of the leading US journals in the entrepreneurship field, is extensively published in US and European journals and has an extensive record of working collaboratively with early career researchers.”

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Professor Sarah Dromgoole elected as a Fellow

Professor Sarah Dromgoole, Chair in Maritime Law at the University, has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

To qualify for election as a Fellow, a person needs to be ‘excelling in the knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other nations’.

This election recognises Professor Dromgoole’s work relating to underwater cultural heritage.

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