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UT Arlington professor named chairman-elect of UT System Faculty Advisory Council

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Friday, May 15, 2009

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Media Contact: Kristin Sullivan, Office:817-272-5364, Cell:817-706-9811, kristinsul@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - Dr. Daniel R. Formanowicz, a biology professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been elected chairman-elect of the University of Texas System Faculty Advisory Council.

Daniel FormanowiczFormanowicz, one of two UT Arlington representatives on the advisory council, will serve as chairman for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dr. Thomas Albrecht of the UT Medical Branch in Galveston is chairman for 2009-2010.

The UT System Faculty Advisory Council makes recommendations on faculty issues to the UT Board of Regents and provides leadership on faculty development in the UT System.

Formanowicz has served as a UT Arlington representative on the UTSFAC with Dr. John Priest, an industrial engineering professor who is chairman of the UT Arlington Faculty Senate. Dr. Antoinette Sol, an associate professor of modern languages, serves at the University's alternate representative this year.

Priest said Formanowicz's new post is the highest position for a faculty member in the UT System, adding: "This is recognition of our university and Dan's leadership skills."

Formanowicz is a graduate adviser and the associate chairman of the Biology Department in UT Arlington's College of Science. He teaches undergraduate courses in evolution, ecology, biodiversity and animal behavior, and graduate courses in behavioral ecology. His research has focused on behavior ecology, predator-prey interaction and reproductive strategies in arachnids, amphibians and reptiles.

Formanowicz earned his master's degree at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and a doctoral degree from the University of Albany/State University of New York. He earned an undergraduate degree at State University of New York at Fredonia.

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