Each year since 2016, Georgetown shines a spotlight on an extraordinary group of faculty colleagues. In contrast to many occupations, academic faculty generally face only two promotions in their career, from assistant to associate, then from associate to full professor. Most other careers have more steps of progression.
We invented the Provost Distinguished Associate Professors as an antidote to such few moments of visible advance. Georgetown uses the designation to honor Associate Professors who are performing at extraordinarily high levels. The designation is term-limited, with a maximum duration of five years, or until promotion to full professor.
The Provost Office is pleased to announce the 2022 Distinguished Associate Professors: Simon Blanchard is the Beyer Family Associate Professor of Marketing.
By Robert Groves [source]