associate professor


Definition of associate professor

: a member of a college or university faculty who ranks above an assistant professor and below a professor

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Examples of associate professor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brian Turner, an associate professor of sports management at OSU who is beginning his second tenure on the athletic council, expects cuts to impact every sport. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Will Ohio State be forced to cut sports if football cannot play in 2020 due to COVID-19?," 10 July 2020 One in 4 Bay Area Filipino caregivers is undocumented, according to a study by Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. Mallory Moench,, "Bay Area Filipinos work dangerous front lines of coronavirus fight," 27 June 2020 Places with natural quiet are important to animals, as well, says Jesse Barber, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University. National Geographic, "Discover the planet’s last few ‘naturally quiet’ places," 17 June 2020 Shariff conducted the research along with Jean-François Bonnefon, a Toulouse School of Economics psychological scientist, and Iyad Rahwan, an associate professor in the MIT Media Lab. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, "Driverless Cars Will Face Moral Dilemmas," 23 June 2016 It's not yet known what accounts for that disparity, said Dr. C. Buddy Creech, an associate professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. NBC News, "Back to school: What doctors say about children and COVID-19," 12 July 2020 Nuzzo is an associate professor in the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health and a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Johns Hopkins' dashboard: The people behind the pandemic's most visited site," 11 July 2020 Not necessarily, says Danielle Hartigan, an associate professor of health studies at Bentley University who specializes in behavioral science. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "How to make masks that everyone will want to wear," 10 July 2020 The Black Lives Matter movement across the United States has shown how social media can be harnessed in remarkable and effective ways, said Seth Lewis, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Oregon. oregonlive, "Rose City Justice, group that drew thousands for protests, disappears amid criticisms," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of associate professor

1819, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2020

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“Associate professor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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associate professor


English Language Learners Definition of associate professor

: a teacher at a U.S. college or university who has a rank above an assistant professor and below a full professor

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