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Betty T. Bennett Faculty Scholar-Administrator Award Recipient

Anthony Riley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology

Anthony Riley

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Anthony Riley has become the first-ever recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences' Betty T. Bennett Faculty Scholar-Administrator Award. This annual award recognizes a talented faculty member who exhibits superior scholarship while also exemplifying leadership in an administrative role.

Riley is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology. Since joining AU's faculty in 1976, he has published more than 120 journal articles and book chapters and presented more than 200 papers at national and international research conferences. His research on animal models of drug addiction has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the MacArthur Foundation.

The Betty T. Bennett Faculty Scholar-Administrator Award was established by Bennett's family in memory of her service to the university, where she served as Distinguished Professor of Literature and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1985-1997. It is funded by an endowment her family created in her name, and it is matched by alumni contributions.