University of Vermont

Professional News: Nov. 20, 2013

Awards and Honors

Moustapha Diouf, associate professor of sociology, has been appointed as a special adviser to the prime minister of Senegal and to an associated position of president of the Millenium Challenge Account (MCA) in Senegal. The MCA is a U.S.-funded $540 million foreign development project. This comes at a time of democratic opening in Senegal; Diouf, who has scholarly interest in global and African development, will be centrally involved in reform at a time of great hope and potential. Tom Streeter, chair of Sociology, says, "The position will likely advance his research, and when he returns to UVM, will bring a stock of fresh experience and expertise in African and global development to the department and the university, on the level of both teaching and research." Learn more.