Molly Barth named Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Blair Associate Professor of Flute Molly Barth is one of 13 outstanding faculty members from across the university selected for the 2024 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

Each fellow holds the title for two years, receives $40,000 per year to support their work, and meets with their cohort to exchange ideas on teaching and research, build a broader intellectual community that advances collaborative scholarship and engage in academic leadership development to increase their leadership capacity.

“Through their transformative teaching and pathbreaking scholarship and research, Chancellor Faculty Fellows embody the Vanderbilt Way,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “We award Chancellor Faculty Fellowships to enable these select faculty members to pursue their most ambitious projects and have an even greater impact on our students and society.”

“I am honored to be a Chancellor Faculty Fellow,” Barth said. “I plan to pursue a number of very exciting creative endeavors and collaborations, and I will grow through the connections made with other Chancellor Faculty Fellows who were chosen in this cohort.”

Barth is an award-winning flutist, professor, and clinician who has performed around the world, appeared on more than 25 albums, and commissioned 49 new works since 2006. She was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance through her work with contemporary music sextet Eighth Blackbird, a group she co-founded.

“Supporting Vanderbilt faculty members’ highest-caliber scholarly inquiry and pathbreaking discovery is one of the best parts of my job,” remarked Provost C. Cybele Raver. “The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellows represent a truly stellar, disciplinarily diverse group of awardees; I am so thrilled to celebrate their work and to congratulate them on this honor.”