Birmingham-Southern professor named AL Professor of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A Birmingham-Southern College professor has received a very prestigious accolade.

Dr. Duane H. Pontius, a physics professor, was named the 2009 Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation on Thursday.

Pontius was selected for this award from faculty members nominated by colleges and universities throughout the country.  This year, there are 38 state winners selected by Carnegie and CASE.

Pontius graduated from Birmingham-Southern in 1981and joined the faculty there in 1999 after a career in theoretical space physics research.