Dec 07, 2011
Geography/policy studies professor awarded honorary doctorate
Allen J. Scott
, Distinguished Professor in the departments of Policy Studies and Geography, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jena in Germany. Scott received the doctorate at a ceremony
in October from Professor Klause Dick, rector of the university, and Professor Stephan Lessenich, dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science.
The honor recognized Scott's "outstanding work in social science and his contributions to urban theory." Scott's research and papers have focused on issues of industrialization, urban and regional growth, and globalization.