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University Distinguished Professors

The title of University Distinguished Professor is conferred on selected members of the Michigan State University faculty to recognize distinguished achievement in teaching, research and public service. The designation is highly honorific and very exclusive.

University Distinguished Professorships are awarded by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Provost and President. A committee of faculty and deans advise these officers.

Profiles

Named University Distinguished Professor in 2009.
Play Video Michael S. Allen
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources(Animal Science)
Play Video Pamela J. Fraker
College of Natural Science (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Food Science & Human Nutrition)
Play Video Thomas Glasmacher
College of Natural Science/National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (Physics & Astronomy)
Play Video Kay E. Holekamp
College of Natural Science (Zoology; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Program)
Play Video Ellen E. Kossek
College of Social Science (Labor & Industrial Relations)
Play Video Nigel S. Paneth
College of Human Medicine(Epidemiology)
Play Video Mark D. Reckase
College of Education (Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education)
Play Video G. Philip Robertson
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Crop & Soil Sciences; Kellogg Biological Station)
Play Video Satish S. Udpa
College of Engineering (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Play Video Suzanne M. Wilson
College of Education (Teacher Education)
University Distinguished Professor 2009 profiles produced and directed by Suzanne Elkins, MSU Broadcasting Services

Named University Distinguished Professor in 2007.
Play Video Wolfgang Bauer
College of Natural Science (Physics-Astronomy)
Play Video Timothy C. Beers
College of Natural Science (Physics-Astronomy)
Play Video Michael Bratton
College of Social Science (Political Science)
Play Video Gary L. Cloud
College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Play Video Robert Floden
College of Education (Teacher Education; Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education)
Play Video Roger C. Haut
College of Osteopathic Medicine (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) and College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Play Video Laurie S. Kaguni
College of Natural Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Play Video Ramani Narayan
College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)
Play Video Piotr Piecuch
College of Natural Science (Chemistry and Physics-Astronomy)
Play Video William W. Taylor
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Fisheries and Wildlife)
University Distinguished Professor 2007 profiles produced and directed by Joe Barnhart, MSU Broadcasting Services

Named University Distinguished Professor in 2005.
Play Video Stephen A. Boyd
Professor Boyd teaches in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Crop and Soil Sciences).
Play Video Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Professor Ferrini-Mundy teaches in both the College of Natural Science (Science and Mathematics Education) and the College of Education (Teacher Education).
Play Video John W. Frost
Professor Frost teaches in the College of Natural Science (Chemistry).
Play Video Katherine L. Gross
Professor Gross teaches in the College of Natural Science (Kellogg Biological Station; Plant Biology).
Play Video John B. Kaneene
Professor Kaneene teaches in the College of Veterinary Medicine (Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Diagnostic Ctr for Population and Animal Health; National Food Safety and Toxicology Ctr; and Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station).
Play Video Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Professor Liu teaches in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Fisheries and Wildlife).
Play Video David J. Morrissey
Professor Morrissey teaches in the College of Natural Science (Chemistry; National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory).
Play Video Robert J. Myers
Professor Myers teaches in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agricultural Economics).
Play Video Michael Pressley
Professor Pressley teaches in the College of Education (Teacher Education; Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education).
Play Video Yong Zhao
Professor Zhao teaches in the College of Education (Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education).
University Distinguished Professor 2005 profiles produced and directed by Susi Elkins, MSU Broadcasting Services

Named University Distinguished Professor in 2003.
Play Video Howard A. Brody
Professor Brody teaches in both the College of Human Medicine (Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences) and the College of Arts and Letters (Philosophy).
Play Video Marilyn Frye
Professor Frye teaches in the College of Arts and Letters (Philosophy).
Play Video Jack R. Harkema
Professor Harkema teaches in the College of Veterinary Medicine (Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation; Institute for Environmental Toxicology).
Play Video Hassan K. Khalil
Professor Khalil teaches in the College of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Play Video John B. Ohlrogge
Professor Ohlrogge teaches in the College of Natural Science; Agriculture and Natural Resources (Plant Biology).
Play Video Dennis R. Preston
Professor Preston teaches in the College of Arts and Letters (Linguistics and Languages).
Play Video Bradley M. Sherrill
Professor Sherrill teaches in the College of Natural Science (Physics and Astronomy).
Play Video Terrie E. Taylor
Professor Taylor teaches in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (Internal Medicine).
Play Video Michael F. Thomashow
Professor Thomashow teaches in the following Colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources (Crop and Soil Sciences), Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Natural Science (MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory).
Play Video Gary D. Westfall
Professor Westfall teaches in the College of Natural Science (Physics and Astronomy).
University Distinguished Professor 2003 profiles produced and directed by Tim Elkins, MSU Broadcasting Services

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