Nine Iowa State faculty members received special promotions for the 2014-15 academic year. Three faculty each have been named Distinguished, University or Morrill professor. They, along with other university and regent award recipients, will be honored this fall at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22.
The Distinguished Professorship recognizes exemplary performance in research or creative activities as reflected by a national or international reputation in the faculty member's discipline. Recipients receive a $6,500 increase to their base salaries and retain the title for the remainder of their Iowa State careers.
Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering
Vikram Dalal, Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Microelectronics Research Center
Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Steven Rodermel, professor of genetics, development and cell biology
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Hongwei Xin, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Egg Industry Center
The University Professorship recognizes faculty members whose professional work has resulted in positive, significant institutional change, beyond a one-time impact. Recipients receive a $6,000 increase to their base salaries.
- Steven Freeman, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering
- Gloria Jones-Johnson, professor of sociology
- Arvid Osterberg, professor of architecture
The Morrill Professorship, first awarded a year ago, recognizes faculty members with outstanding success in teaching and learning in undergraduate, graduate or extension/outreach programs. They join Iowa State's Morrill Academy for Teaching and Learning, where they will share their expertise with other faculty. Recipients receive a $6,000 increase to their base salaries and retain the title for the remainder of their Iowa State careers.
- Cinzia Cervato, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences
- Donald Simonson, professor of music
- Robert Stephenson, University Professor of statistics