Dr. Metin Eren receives President's Faculty Excellence Award
Join us in congratulating Dr. Eren on being a recipient of Kent State University President's Faculty Excellence Award!
The President's Faculty Excellence Award was created to recognize exceptional performance by a faculty member that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition.
National or international recognition may be demonstrated in research, teaching and/or service. Tenured and tenure-track faculty members in all disciplines and from all campuses were eligible based on recommendations to department chairs and deans.
Metin I. Eren, Associate Professor, Kent Campus, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
Metin Eren, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology. In his relatively short time with Kent State, Eren’s accomplishments have been astounding. Since he joined the university in 2016, he has published, on average, 14 papers a year. He has an H-index of 36 (at least 36 papers with 36 citations). Such a number is typical of scholars at the end, not the beginning, of their careers. Eren is hailed as a national leader in experimental archaeology and is among Stanford’s top 2% of most-cited scientists in his discipline. Almost every one of his 79 papers published while at Kent State includes students as co-authors and demonstrates his incredible dedication to mentorship of students.
His work has generated positive media attention and has been featured on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, PBS NewsHour, NPR and Discover Magazine. He is also much sought after as a public speaker, giving more than six public lectures a year. Many of these are lectures in the communities he has worked in and in various historical societies. Eren received tenure beginning in fall 2021.