November 13, 2020

Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony conducted

The fifth annual Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony on Thursday (Nov. 12) celebrated midcareer, distinguished and named professors and administrators at Purdue for their many accomplishments and successes. A video of the ceremony is available here.

President Mitch Daniels and Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, presented remarks at the virtual event. Both spoke about the value and importance of distinguished and named professorships to honor the achievements of faculty and further the University’s commitment to faculty excellence and employing high-performing faculty.

“Through their exceptional achievements in discovery, learning and engagement, these honored professors are enriching the intellectual environment of the campus and enhancing communities around the world,” Akridge said. “They exemplify what it means to be an outstanding faculty member, teacher and mentor.”

Medallions and plaques will be bestowed upon the honorees.

Rising Star professorships

* Lin Nan – Gerald Lyles Rising Star Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management.

* Thanh T. Nguyen – Lewis B. Cullman Rising Star Associate Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management.

* Zhan Pang – Lewis B. Cullman Rising Star Associate Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management.

* Lin Tan – Mary J. Elmore New Frontiers Associate Professor in Data Science, College of Science.

Distinguished professorships

* Ourania M. Andrisani — Distinguished Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Michael A. Campion— Distinguished Professor in Management, Krannert School of Management.

* Deborah W. Knapp— Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology and the Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth— Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Ajay P. Malshe — R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Michael J. Manfra — Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

* Karthik Ramani — Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Yung C. Shin — Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Distinguished Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, College of Engineering.

* Marion K. Underwood — Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Trevor D. Wooley — Andris A. Zoltners Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, College of Science.

* Chenn Qian Zhou — NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation, Purdue Northwest.

Named administrative appointments

* Brandon M. Fulk — Walsh Group Director of Internships - Division of Construction Engineering and Management, College of Engineering.

* William E. Griffel — Albert P. Stewart Director of Purdue Musical Organizations and the Jack Calhoun Director of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, Purdue Musical Organizations.

Named professorships

* Alexandra Boltasseva — Ron and Dotty Gavin Tonjes Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Nikhilesh Chawla — Ransburg Professor in Materials Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Songlin Fei — Dean's Chair in Remote Sensing, College of Agriculture.

* Gregory S. Fraley— Terry and Sandra Tucker Family Endowed Chair in Poultry Science, College of Agriculture.

* Chang-Deng Hu— Steve and Lee Ann Taglienti Chair in Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy.

* Alejandra J. Magana — W.C. Furnas Professorship in Enterprise Excellence, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

* Richard J. Makadok — Brock Family Chair in Strategic Management, Krannert School of Management.

* Mary E. McNeil — Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science, Libraries and School of Information Studies.

* Jennifer L. Neville— Samuel Conte Professor in Computer Science, College of Science.

* Matthew W. Ohland — Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor in Engineering Education, College of Engineering.

* Anand Raghunathan — Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Riyi Shi — Mari Hulman George Endowed Professor of Applied Neuroscience, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Louis Tay— William C. Byham Chair in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Marcy H. Towns — Bodner-Honig Professor of Chemistry, College of Science.

* Christopher H. Uyeda— Richard B. Wetherill Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Science.

* Richard M. Voyles — Daniel C. Lewis Professor in the Polytechnic Institute, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

* Pablo D. Zavattieri — Jerry M. and Lynda T. Engelhardt Professor in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering.

 

Writer: Makenna Fitzgerald, fitzge39@purdue.edu


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