Wertsch named David R. Francis Distinguished Professor

James V. Wertsch, PhD, founding director of one of the most successful and innovative global scholarship programs in the world, has been named the inaugural David R. Francis Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Wertsch is vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. His new professorship took effect Sept. 1.

“Jim’s outstanding work has significantly contributed to enhancing the quality and impact of graduate education at Washington University, which is a very important achievement in this era,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said. “We are far better known internationally than when we embarked upon the development of the McDonnell Academy, and our success is due in no small part to Jim’s vision and leadership.”

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