Professor Stephen Bragaw has been named the Carter Glass Professor of Government at Sweet Briar College. The announcement came during the Opening Convocation of the 2011-2012 academic year on Aug. 24. Appointment to a named chair recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the academic community in teaching and research.
Bragaw began teaching at Sweet Briar in 1994 and has served as chair of the government and international affairs department. His research and writing focuses on the role of the Supreme Court in negotiating the boundaries of power and authority, with secondary interests in media and politics, and the politics of civic education. He also has taken a lead role in promoting civics education in Virginia schools.