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Chris Cooper, associate professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University, has been named the 2013 “Professor of the Year” in the state of North Carolina by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Cooper is among faculty members from 36 states who were selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States for this year’s awards. Announcement of the awards was made Thursday, Nov. 14.