Carnegie Foundation Honors Top Professor in Vermont
— Middlebury College’s Allison Stanger Receives Recognition
as Vermont Professor of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
has named Middlebury College’s Allison K. Stanger the 1999 Vermont
Professor of the Year.

Stanger is associate professor of political science
and director of the international politics and economics program
at Middlebury. She began teaching at Middlebury in 1991 as an
assistant professor of political science and was appointed associate
professor in May 1998. As the coordinator for Middlebury’s consortium
in international studies with the University of Vermont and the
Washington-based international affairs organization, the Atlantic
Council of the United States, Professor Stanger is presently working
with colleagues at these institutions to develop coordinated teaching
projects that link students from different institutions, both
at home and abroad.

She received her doctorate in political science from
Harvard University in 1991. She also holds a master’s in regional
studies-Soviet Union (Harvard University, 1988), a graduate diploma
in economics (London School of Economics, 1983), and an undergraduate
degree in actuarial science/mathematics (Ball State University,
1982). Fluent in Czech, French, and Russian, she has studied languages
and literature at Charles University (Prague), the Sorbonne (Paris),
and the Pushkin Institute (Moscow).

Professor Stanger is the co-editor and co-translator
(with Michael Kraus) of “Irreconcilable Differences? Explaining
Czechoslovakia’s Dissolution” (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
Her articles and essays on politics and culture have appeared
in such publications as East European Constitutional Review; Oxford
International Review; New England Review; Literarni Noviny (Prague);
Slovenske Listy (Prague); and Lateral (Barcelona), and she has
contributed seven chapters to various edited volumes. At present,
she is working on a translation of a play (“Dr. Burke’s Strange
Afternoon”) by the Czech playwright, Ladislav Smocek, and
a book-length study of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution and
its consequences.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) established the Professors of the Year program in 1981
and works in cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation and various
other higher education associations in its administration.

This year, the Carnegie Foundation announced winners
in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico,
and the Virgin Islands. CASE assembled two preliminary panels
of judges to select the finalists. The Carnegie Foundation then
convened the third and final panel, which selected the four national
winners and the state winners.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
a policy center located in Palo Alto, Calif., is devoted to strengthening
America’s schools and colleges.

The Council for the advancement and Support of Education
is an international association of educational institutions, with
more than 2,900 colleges, universities, and independent elementary
and secondary schools. Representing these institutions are advancement
professionals in the disciplines of alumni relations, communications,
and educational fund raising.