WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An anthropology professor at the College of the Holy Cross has been named the Massachusetts professor of the year.

Susan Rodgers was honored Thursday by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Rodgers has been on the Worcester school's faculty since 1989 and a full professor since 1995.

She has played a variety of leadership roles at the Jesuit college and continues to teach a broad range of anthropology and Asian studies courses.

In her research, Rodgers studies the oratory and print literature of the Angkola Batak people of Sumatra, as well as Indonesian art.

Rodgers has also helped build relationships with Sanata Dharma, the Jesuit university in Indonesia.

She calls the honor a "marvelous re-affirmation" of her teaching.