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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.

William Band Distinguished Assistant Professorship in Physics and Astronomy

Vivienne Baldassare.Vivienne Baldassare
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Berry Family Distinguished Professorship in Liberal Arts

Io PalmerIo Palmer
Department of Fine Arts
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Matthew Sutton
Department of History
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Boeing Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Sociology

Dylan Bugden<br />
Dylan Bugden
Department of Sociology
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Boeing Distinguished Professorship in Science/Math Education

Brian Clowers.Brian Clowers
Department of Chemistry
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Nairanjana Dasgupta.Nairanjana Dasgupta
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Boeing Endowed Professorship in Advanced Materials Science

Vacant

Elma-Ryan Bornander Honors Distinguished Chair

Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo.Mary Bloodsworth Lugo
School of Languages Cultures and Race

Arnold and Atsuko Craft Professorship

Noriko Kawamura<br />
Noriko Kawamura
Department of History
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Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship

Donna Campbell.Donna Campbell
Department of English

Desiree Hellegers.Desiree Hellegers
Department of English

Patricia Wilde.Patricia Wilde
Department of English

Creighton Distinguished Professorship in Shock Physics

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

Herbert L. Eastlick Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences

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

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe.Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Department of Psychology

Michael Skinner.Michael Skinner
School of Biological Sciences

Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professorship in Government

Travis Ridout.Travis Ridout
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
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Will Hamlin.Will Hamlin
Department of English

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

Laurie Mercier.Laurie Mercier
Department of History, Vancouver

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

Cornell Clayton.Cornell Clayton
Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service and the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Amy Mazur.Amy Mazur
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Marianna Merrit and Donald S. Matteson Distinguished Professorship in Foreign Languages and Cultures

Vilma Navarro-Daniels<br />
Vilma Navarro-Daniels
School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
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Donald S. and Marianna Merritt Matteson Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry

James Brozik.James Brozik
Department of Chemistry

Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in Liberal Arts

Kimberly Christen.Kimberly Christen
Department of English

Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility

Steven D. Stehr
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
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James Short Professorship in Sociology

Jennifer Schwartz.Jennifer Schwartz
Department of Sociology

Westinghouse Distinguished Professorship in Materials Science & Engineering

Matthew McCluskey.Matthew McCluskey
Department of Physics and Astronomy

William Julius Wilson Distinguished Professorship in Sociology

Justin Denney.Justin Denney
Department of Sociology
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Ralph G. Yount Distinguished Professorship in Sciences

Peter Engels.Peter Engels
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Regents Professors

Recognizing the highest level of professional achievement
The rank of Regents Professor can be held by no more than 30 Washington State University faculty members at any one time. Those promoted must have served the university for at least 7 years. Each college may nominate only 2 faculty members as candidates for this promotion each year.
Learn more at Office of the Provost

Kerry Hipps.Kerry Hipps
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Debbie Lee.Debbie Lee
Professor
Department of English
Sue B. Clark.Sue B. Clark
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Herbert H. Hill.Herbert H. Hill
Professor
Department of Chemistry

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