Distinguished Professor Recipients

The title of Distinguished Professor, first awarded in 1956, is Iowa State's highest academic honor. It recognizes a faculty member whose accomplishments in research or creative activities have had a significant impact on his or her discipline nationally or internationally and who has demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility. Nominees must hold the rank of professor and have served at least five years on the Iowa State faculty. The awardee retains the title for the remainder of their career at the university.

Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences  
Robert Jernigan2020Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
GianCarlo Moschini2020Economics
Thomas Baum2017Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Dermot Hayes2017Economics/Finance
Jack C.M. Dekkers2013Animal Science
Patrick S. Schnable2013Agronomy
Joel R. Coats2011Entomology
Kenneth J. Moore2011Agronomy
Rameshwar S. Kanwar2009Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Joseph G. Sebranek2008Animal Science/Food Science and Human Nutrition
Robert Horton, Jr.2006Agronomy
Susan J. Lamont2004Animal Science
Donald C. Beitz1989Animal Science
Distinguished Professorship in Business (Administration)  
Joey George2019Information Systems and Business Analytics
Distinguished Professorship in Design  
Anson Marston Distinguished Professorship in Engineering  
Duane Johnson2021Materials Science and Engineering
Manimaran Govindarasu2020Electrical and Computer Engineering
Valery Levitas2018Aerospace Engineering
Balaji Narasimhan2017Chemical and Biological Engineering
Surya Mallapragada2016Chemical and Biological Engineering
James McCalley2016Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brent Shanks2015Chemical and Biological Engineering
Vikram Dalal2014Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dan Shechtman2012Materials Science and Engineering
Rodney O. Fox2010Chemical and Biological Engineering
Steve W. Martin2009Materials Science and Engineering
Robert C. Brown2008Mechanical Engineering/Chemical and Biological Engineering/Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Arun K. Somani2007Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vitalij K. Pecharsky2006Materials Science and Engineering
David C. Jiles2003Professor, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering; Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory and Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Mary B. Welch Distinguished Professorship in Human Sciences  
Distinguished Professorship in Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Dean Adams2021Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Carolyn Cutrona2021Psychology
Reuben Peters2021Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Matthew DeLisi2020Sociology
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg2020History
Michael Bugeja2019Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Steven Kawaler2019Physics and Astronomy
Debra Marquart2019English
Theresa Windus2018Chemistry
Daniel Nettleton2015Statistics
Steven Rodermel2014Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology
Jonathan F. Wendel2012Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Alicia L. Carriquiry2010Statistics
Carol A. Chapelle2010English
Paul C. Canfield2006Physics and Astronomy
Craig A. Anderson2005Psychology
David C. Johnston2000Physics and Astronomy
Mark S. Gordon1998Chemistry
Gary L. Wells1998Psychology
Kai-Ming Ho1997Physics and Astronomy
William Q. Meeker, Jr.1996Statistics
Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professorship in Veterinary Medicine  
Qijing Zhang2018Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Richard Martin2016Biomedical Sciences
Anumantha Kanthasamy2008Biomedical Sciences
James A. Roth1995Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine

Last updated May 28, 2021