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May 20, 2008

Birmingham-Southern professor and political analyst receives

outstanding educator award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Natalie Davis, professor of political science and pre-law advisor at Birmingham-Southern College, was presented with the annual Outstanding Educator Award during the college's 2008 graduation ceremony on May 18.

The award is given to an outstanding member of the BSC faculty based upon recommendations by his or her colleagues. It recognizes a faculty member who is characterized by excellence in all aspects of teaching, including classroom performance and student advising. The award includes a $2,500 cash stipend and an invitation to serve as speaker at the 2009 Commencement.

Davis, who joined the BSC faculty in 1972, also serves as the chair of the department of political science, economics and sociology at BSC. She is a public opinion expert who conducts political polls in Alabama and throughout the South. She is quoted regularly in publications such as the “New York Times” and “Washington Post,” and over the years has appeared on all of the national networks. Davis was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1996. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and undergraduate and honorary doctorate degrees from Stetson University.

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