Beverly I. Moran, a distinguished tax scholar who has served on the faculty of Vanderbilt Law School since 2001, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year.
Professor Moran’s fellowship appointment was announced by David Ward, president of the American Council on Education (ACE).
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Professor Moran, who was nominated for the fellowship by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, is one of 36 fellows selected this year in a national competition.
“Beverly Moran’s selection for the ACE Fellowship is a great honor for her, and for Vanderbilt,” Zeppos said. “She is already a leading scholar and teacher, and the experience of seeing another institution close up will help her contribute even more to the advancement of Vanderbilt’s strategic goals.”
“We are grateful to the ACE for providing Professor Moran with this wonderful opportunity," said Vanderbilt Law School Dean Edward L. Rubin.
The ACE Fellows Program combines seminars, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another institution of higher education to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year. Fellows attend three week-long seminars on higher education issues organized by ACE, read extensively in the field and engage in other activities to develop knowledge about the challenges and opportunities in higher education today. They are included in the highest level of decision making while participating in administrative activities.
“What makes this grant special to me is that it is meant to help me contribute to Vanderbilt’s future by spending a year at another institution working on a project that is crucial to Vanderbilt’s strategic plan,” said Moran, who also is professor of sociology at Vanderbilt. “I am excited about working with Chancellor Zeppos and his team at the beginning of his new administration and grateful that they want me to be part of their efforts.”
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents as well as more than 200 related organizations nationwide. ACE seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.
Founded in 1875, Vanderbilt University Law School ranks among the nation’s top law schools. Located on the Vanderbilt University campus, the law school is one of 10 schools that comprise Vanderbilt, a private research university of approximately 6,300 undergraduates and 4,600 graduate and professional students. Vanderbilt, ranked as one of the nation’s top universities, offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, and a full range of graduate and professional degrees.