ATLANTA–Jonathan Todres, professor in the Georgia State Law Center for Law, Health & Society, was one of three Georgia State University faculty members named Distinguished University Professor in 2019.
This title recognizes faculty members who have an exemplary record of scholarship and a history of substantial contributions to the university and their field.
“Professor Todres is a dedicated teacher and exceptional scholar whose interdisciplinary, cross-cutting research has significant reach and impacts local, national and international communities,” said Wendy Hensel, interim provost and former dean of Georgia State Law. “This appointment as Distinguished University Professor is well-deserved.”
Todres’ scholarship in the areas of children’s rights and child trafficking has been widely cited by academics and practitioners. He co-wrote “Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law, “which bridges children’s rights law and literature to explore how children understand their rights and the rights of others. He received a Fulbright Award last year to spend a semester at University College of Cork School of Law in Ireland.
“I am honored by this distinction and truly appreciative of the recognition of my work,” said Todres.
His forthcoming book, “Preventing Child Trafficking: A Public Health Approach,” applies a public health framework to advance efforts to reduce trafficking and create more effective responses to the problem.
Earlier this year, he received the College of Law Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship. The award recognizes faculty who have compiled a record of outstanding research and scholarly activity over the previous two years. Todres is the only professor to receive the award twice, the first time in 2011.
“Ultimately, I hope that my research can contribute to both dialogue and action that helps to advance the rights and wellbeing of children,” Todres said.
Photo: Former Georgia State University Provost Risa and Todres at the ceremony earlier this year.