MSU faculty earn University Distinguished Professor title
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ten Michigan State University professors have been named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.
The designations, recommended by President Lou Anna K. Simon, were approved by the MSU Board of Trustees at its June 17 meeting.
This is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and internationally for the importance of their teaching, research and outreach achievements.
Individuals holding the professorship will receive, in addition to their salary, a stipend of $5,000 per year for five years to support professional activities.
The newly named University Distinguished Professors are:
- Raymond Brock, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Jay Pil Choi, Department of Economics
- Deborah Feltz, Department of Kinesiology
- John Hollenbeck, Department of Management
- Paul Mantica, Department of Chemistry; National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
- Richard Merritt, Department of Entomology
- James Pestka, Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
- Steven Shaw, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Jerry Weinberger, Department of Political Science
- Ning Xi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.