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Darby Joins Office of UG Research and Fellowships


We are thrilled to announce that Erin Darby was named the inaugural faculty director for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (OURF). Darby has a long-standing commitment to undergraduate research. Many of her students, for example, have engaged in independent research projects as well as original research as part of UT’s Dig Joran program co-led by Darby.

Darby will maintain dual appointments as an associate professor in religious studies and faculty director in OURF.  As faculty director, Darby is charged with developing UT's undergraduate research infrastructure and more profoundly embedding research within the UT undergraduate experience. We are thrilled to have our faculty member filling such an important role. This position is a testament to her long-standing commitment to our undergraduate students.

As an instructor, Darby will continue to teach in the department. Her exceptional teaching was recently recognized with the College Teaching Award (Junior), Gilya Schmidt Faculty Award, and UT’s Global Catalyst Teaching and Service Award.

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