The Faculty of Arts congratulates Professor Juana Muñoz Liceras on being named a 2016–2017 Distinguished University Professor. This title is conferred on a select few faculty members in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement, pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge and a solid teaching record.
“I did not quite expect this title. The process required letters from celebrated researchers and a very well-prepared CV. There are many qualified people deserving of this honour. So for me, it was very much a surprise,” Muñoz Liceras says. “It was also a singular time in my life when I received the news. My husband had recently passed away, in the fall. Receiving this title is bittersweet because I didn’t have the chance to share it with him. He would have teased me about it: my distinguished title.”
Once her term as vice-dean research at the Faculty of Arts ends, Muñoz Liceras will resume her cross-appointment in the departments of Modern Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics.
“I love my students and I love my work. I’m looking forward to getting back to helping out with dissertations and my research group. I will also be collaborating on projects with my colleagues here and abroad,” she says. “It’s going to be a new chapter and that’s very exciting.”
Thank you, Distinguished Professor Juana Muñoz Liceras, for being a remarkable example of the quality of research and teaching conducted at the Faculty of Arts.
Professor Juana Muñoz Liceras is a world-renowned specialist in the analysis of second language acquisition. She has been at the University of Ottawa since 1981, where, in 2014, she was named professor of the year and vice-dean research at the Faculty of Arts.