Vince Hutchings has been appointed as a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship. The UDSTP recognizes senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement. This year’s recipients will maintain their appointments for five years. They also will receive special faculty fellow status at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and spend at least one semester as a faculty fellow-in-residence.

"Vince is one of the very top scholars of race and ethnic politics in the world. He is a tremendously successful graduate and undergraduate mentor. He builds Michigan’s reputation with his leadership in the discipline. As a mentor, Vince is generous with his time and detailed attention. He builds people up. His students go on to great jobs, building the future of the study of race, ethnicity, and African-American politics in leading political science departments across the nation." - Nancy Burns (Chair, U-M Department of Political Science) 

Professor Hutchings' general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics.