Thomas named Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor
Ed Thomas, professor in the Department of Physics, has been selected as a Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor. In this role, Thomas will serve as a diversity faculty mentor in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professorships are funded by former Auburn basketball star Charles Barkley to support underrepresented minority professors at Auburn with superior credentials in teaching, research, and service in their disciplines, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity. His appointment is effective in August.