Beauvais Lyons is a James R. Cox Professor of Art. Lyons is an expert in printmaking, contemporary art, art parody, mock documentation, and art censorship issues. His one-person exhibitions have been presented at more than sixty galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. Lyons is well known for his "Hokes Archives," creating mock academic projects in archaeology, medicine, folk art, and zoology. His prints are in numerous public collections, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002, and in 2003 and 2004 he served as president of the UT Knoxville Faculty Senate.
Chancellor's Professors are appointed by the chancellor based upon the nomination of a college dean, screening by current Chancellor's Professors, and recommendation of the provost. The honor comes with a one-time research stipend of $20,000. They will be honored at a luncheon this summer.
With the new honorees, there are now eleven Chancellor's Professors. The program began in 2008 when the first seven Chancellor's Professors were announced. They are Joy T. DeSensi, professor of exercise, sport, and leisure studies and associate dean of the Graduate School; Charles Glisson, professor of social work and director of the Children's Mental Health Services Center; Sally Horn, professor of geography; Harry "Hap" McSween, distinguished professor of earth and planetary sciences and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; the late John T. "Tom" Mentzer, who was a professor of marketing and logistics; George Pharr, professor of materials science and engineering, head of the materials science and engineering department and director of the UT/ORNL Joint Institute for Advanced Materials; and Carol Tenopir, professor of information sciences and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies.
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