University to honor 21
Twenty-one faculty members will be recognized for their teaching,
scholarship, service and creative activities at a dinner Oct. 2.
Awards to be presented include three Distinguished University Professorships,
five Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards, five Faculty Recognition
Awards, two Amoco Foundation Faculty Awards for Undergraduate Teaching,
a Distinguished Research Scientist Award, two Research Scientist
Achievement Awards, a Research Scientist Recognition Award, a University
Press Book Award and a Distinguished Faculty Governance Award.
Distinguished University Professorships will be presented to the
• Michael A. Savageau, chair and professor of microbiology
and the Nicolas Rashevsky Distinguished University Professor of
Microbiology and Immunology
• Lawrence Sklar, the Carl G. Hempel and William K. Frankena
Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and professor of
• Kensall D. Wise, the William Gould Dow Distinguished University
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the J.
Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, and
professor of electrical engineering and computer science and of
Distinguished University Professors are scholars of great depth
and breadth, as well as outstanding teachers and mentors. They also
are generous in their service to their disciplines, to their schools
and colleges, and to the University.
The three will receive annual supplements of $3,000 for salary and
$5,000 for research. Upon retirement, they become Distinguished
University Professors Emeriti and the stipends end.
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards, recognizing extraordinary
achievements in teaching, scholarly research or creative endeavors,
will be presented to:
• Don B. Clewell, professor in the Department of Biologic
and Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, and professor of microbiology
• Robert E. Lewis, professor of English language and literature
and editor-in-chief of the “Middle English Dictionary”
• Andrew F. Nagy, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space
sciences and of electrical engineering and computer science
• Jeffrey R. Parsons, professor of anthropology and curator
of Latin American Archaeology
• Richard D. Woods, professor of civil engineering and chair
of civil and environmental engineering
Each recipient will receive a $1,500 stipend.
Five faculty will receive Faculty Recognition Awards:
• Julia P. Adams, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate
professor of sociology
• Fred C. Adams, professor of physics and associate chair
in the Department of Physics
• Photios G. Ioannou, professor of civil engineering
• Joseph M. Metzger, professor of physiology and of internal
• Ronald W. Woodard, associate chair and professor of medicinal
chemistry and of chemistry
Faculty Recognition Award recipients have made substantive contributions
to the University through significant achievements in research and
other scholarly activities; demonstrated excellence in teaching,
advising and mentoring; and have participated in service activities.
Each recipient will receive a $1,000 stipend.
Amoco Foundation Faculty Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which
recognize excellence in undergraduate education, will go to Timothy
A. McKay, associate professor of physics, and Noel C. Perkins, Arthur
F. Thurnau Professor and professor of mechanical engineering.
Award criteria include the array of courses taught, the development
of new courses or revitalization of existing ones, and the strength
of the faculty member’s advising and mentoring skills related
to undergraduate teaching. The award stipend is $1,000.
The late A. Regula Herzog, senior research scientist in the Survey
Research Center, Institute for Social Research, and in the Institute
of Gerontology and adjunct professor of psychology, will be honored
with the Distinguished Research Scientist Award. The award recognizes
a research scientist or senior research scientist for exceptional
scholarly achievement: the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge,
the development of innovative technology, or the development of
concepts that lead to significant advances in science, education,
health, the arts or humanities. The award also recognizes exceptional
ability to convey the excitement and significance of scholarship
and creative activities to the educated public. The award includes
a $3,000 honorarium.
The Research Scientist Achievement Award, which carries a $1,500
stipend, will be presented to Mick P. Couper, senior associate research
scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research,
and adjunct associate professor of sociology; and Margaret I. Lomax,
senior research scientist in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute
and in Cell and Development Biology.
The Research Scientist Achievement Award recognizes outstanding
scholarly achievements, including the discovery and dissemination
of new knowledge, the development of innovative technology, or the
development of concepts that lead to advances in science, education,
health, the arts or humanities.
The Research Scientist Recognition Award will be presented to Michael
W. Liemohn, assistant research scientist, Space Physics Research
Laboratory. The award recognizes exceptional scholarly promise in
primary research faculty. Liemohn will receive $1,000.
James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus and University Professor
of Science and Engineering, will receive the University Press Book
Award for his book “Intercollegiate Athletics and the American
University, A University President’s Perspective” (U-M
Press, 2002). He will receive $1,000.
Alphonse R. Burdi, professor of cell and developmental biology;
director, Integrated Premedical-Medical Program; and research scientist,
Center for Human Growth and Development, will receive the Distinguished
Faculty Governance Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership
in faculty governance over a period of years, with an emphasis on
University-wide service. He will receive $1,500.
Learn more about the faculty awards recipients
by clicking the links below.