Promotion to Full Professor for Eight on Charles River Campus

Newly appointed faculty at CAS, ENG, Questrom, SSW Marc Howard (left), a CAS professor of psychological and brain sciences, has become a full professor. Renée Spencer (right), an SSW professor of human behavior in the social environment, is also among the eight new BU full professors. Howard photo courtesy of the BU Neuroscience Program. Spencer photo by Kalman Zabarsky Wearing a Black Flag baseball cap, Marc Howard acknowledges with a self-deprecating smile that his youthful attempt at a career in rock ’n’ roll was stymied by a “complete lack of musical talent.” But music did play an important part in his path to becoming a neuroscientist. “One of the things I got from punk rock,” he says, “was a really deep belief in not taking things at face value, in…


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