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College of Arts and Sciences CAS Awards and Honors

Faculty of Distinction

Distinguished professorships honor premier faculty.

Awards are made possible through the generosity of individual donors and private organizations that believe deeply in our mission of discovery, and in the lifelong impact a gifted professor or researcher can have on future generations.

Honorary titles provide recognition and the endowed funds provide outstanding and promising faculty with additional resources to pursue additional scholarly, research, and creative activities.

As of August 2017, awardees include:

Boeing Distinguished Professorship in Science/Math Education

Nairanjana Dasgupta
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Boeing Endowed Professorship in Advanced Materials Science

Kelvin Lynn
Department of Physics and Astronomy; School of Mechanical and Materials Science

Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship

Jon Hegglund
Department of English

Rudyne Grigar
Department of English, Vancouver

Creighton Distinguished Professorship in Shock Physics

Yogendra Gupta
Department of Physics and Astronomy; Institute for Shock Physics

Herbert L. Eastlick Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences

Rebecca Craft
Department of Psychology

Michael Knoblauch
School of Biological Sciences, Franceschi Microscopy & Imaging Center

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Department of Psychology

Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professorship in Government

Cornell Clayton
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Travis Ridout
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Honors College Distinguished Professorship

Brendan Walker
Department of Psychology

Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professorship in History

Laurie Mercier
Department of History, Vancouver

Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professorship in Political Science

Amy Mazur
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Donald S. & Marianna Merritt Matteson Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry

James Brozik
Department of Chemistry

Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in Liberal Arts

Kimberly Christen
Department of English

Sue Peabody
Department of History, Vancouver

Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in Sciences

Asaph Cousins
School of Biological Sciences

Peter Engels
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Mark Kuzyk
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility

Carolyn Long
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, Vancouver

William Julius Wilson

Justin Denney
Department of Sociology

Ralph G. Yount Distinguished Professorship in Sciences

Jeffery Jones
Department of Chemistry

 

 

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