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Chair of the Faculty 2011-14

Jan Boxill at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jan Boxill at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

With a near-record 1320 faculty members (just over 37% of those eligible) voting in the 2011 faculty elections, Prof. Jan Boxill was elected Chair of the Faculty in April 2011. She held office from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

Boxill is a Master Lecturer in the Philosophy Department and is the first fixed-term faculty member ever to serve as Chair of the Faculty at Chapel Hill.  She is also the former Associate Chair of the Philosophy Department and director the Parr Center for Ethics. Her writing and teaching focus on ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist theory and ethics in sports. She is editor of Sports Ethics: An Anthology and Issues in Race and Gender.  She is past president of the International Association for Philosophy in Sport, serves on the board of the NCAA Scholarly Colloquium Committee, and chairs both the 2011 NCAA Scholarly Colloquium and the Education Outreach Program for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).   For 25 years, Boxil l was the public address announcer for UNC women’s basketball and field hockey; she now serves as the radio color analyst for UNC women’s basketball.

(Pictured above: Jan Boxill; Jimmy Hitchcock, Former NFL & UNC Football; Dwight Hollier, Former NFL & UNC Football; LaChina Robinson, ESPN Analyst; Jerry Stackhouse, Former NBA & UNC Basketball; Deborah Stroman, UNC Exercise & Sports Science at “Respect and Revolution of the Black Athlete” on September 12, 2011.)

A graduate of the BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women program, Boxill has served on the Faculty Council and its Agenda Committee, the Fixed-Term Faculty Committee, the Committee on the Status of Women, the faculty Nominating Committee and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee.  She has received the Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching, an IAH Parr Ethics Fellowship, the Mary Turner Lane Award, the Women’s Advocacy Award, the Excellence in Advising Award, and a Chapel Hill Village Pride Award.  She has coordinated the IAH Ethics Fellowship Program and chaired the University-Wide Teaching Awards Committee. Through the Carolina Speakers Bureau, she has spoken on topical ethical issues to academic, business, and community groups across North Carolina.  Locally, she has been a member of the Justice in Action Committee of the Chapel Hill Town Council. Boxill received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA.


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