Congratulations to John Tagg, Distinguished Professor of Art History


John Tagg, newly promoted to the rank of distinguished professor of art history, speaking during the Homecoming weekend opening of the Kenneth C. Lindsay Study Room in the University Art Museum.


The Department of Art History sends its warmest congratulations to our own John Tagg, who has been named a distinguished professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. A profile of Professor Tagg in Inside Binghamton says:

John Tagg, professor of art history and of comparative literature, has been promoted to the rank of distinguished professor – the highest academic rank in the SUNY system, conferred by the SUNY Board of Trustees upon those who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within their chosen field.

A member of Binghamton’s faculty since 1986, when he came to campus as chair of the Art History program, Tagg remains as excited now as he was then about his discipline, the challenges of shaping and re-shaping the department, and the work he does with students.

“Professor Tagg is one of the world’s most distinguished historians of photography and modern art who draws attention for his insights from a global audience,” said President Harvey Stenger.  “His contributions to the field of art history have had a profound impact on how photography is thought about and on the substantive role photography holds in the modern world.”

Follow the link to read the rest of the article. Congratulations, John!

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