The Penn Alumni Faculty Award of Merit recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to alumni education and engagement at Penn by sharing his/her unique scholarship work with the alumni community. Special emphasis is placed on a faculty member who goes above and beyond the call of duty by engaging alumni with the University as their intellectual home and educate the faculty community about available alumni engagement opportunities and benefits of their participating.
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Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Faculty Award of Merit Recipient
Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies
Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema Studies and English at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and an affiliation with the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School. He is the author or editor of five books including Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction. He is co-editor of the journal Critical Studies in Media Communication and has testified before the Copyright Office of the United States and filed amicus briefs in several cases, including the Supreme Court Case of Golan v. Holder. Prof. Decherney has been an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, and a U.S. State Department Arts Envoy to Myanmar. He has won multiple teaching awards at Penn, and he is a Forbes.com contributor.
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