University Distinguished Professors

The title of University Distinguished Professor is awarded by the MSU Board of Trustees, at the recommendation of the provost and president, to select faculty members who are nationally and, generally, internationally recognized for the importance of their achievements. Awardees have superior teaching skills that encompass the breadth and depth of their discipline, a distinguished record of public service, and scholarly, creative, and artistic achievements. The title of University Distinguished Professor is permanent for the duration of a recipient’s service at MSU. It includes an annual stipend for five years to support professional activities.

  • TBD
  • Food Consumer Product Ingredient Safety Endowed Chair
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Adesoji Obafemi Adelaja
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Michael Allen
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Sam M. Austin
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Shanker Balasubramaniam
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Bruno Basso
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Wolfgang W. Bauer
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Christoph Benning
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Kris A. Berglund
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Georg Bollen
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Stephen A. Boyd
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Federica Brandizzi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Raymond L. Brock
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • C. Robin Buell
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Jay Pil Choi
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • Andrew Jason Christlieb
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Engineering
  • Darlene Clark Hine
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Christopher H. Contag
  • James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Shelia R. Cotten
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel T. A. Croson
  • Dean, Social Science
  • College of Social Science
  • Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Bruce E. Dale
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Marcos Dantus
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Dimitar D. Deliyski
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Dean DellaPenna
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Thomas Dietz
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Lawrence T. Drzal
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Diane Ebert-May
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Asgerally (Asgi) Fazleabas
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • S. Ferguson-Miller
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Robert Floden
  • Dean, College of Education
  • College of Education
  • Kenneth A. Frank
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Education
  • John Wesley Frost
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Susan Mary Gass
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • Konrad Gelbke
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Thomas Glasmacher
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Katherine L. Gross
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Brian Gulbransen
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Mary K. Hausbeck
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Roger C. Haut
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sheng-Yang He
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Kay E. Holekamp
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Gregg A. Howe
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Xuefei Huang
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Natural Science
  • Katharine C. Hunt
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Joey Walter Huston
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Anil Jain
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Thomas S. Jayne
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Jiming Jiang
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • John B. Kaneene
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • James D. Kelly
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Cheryl A. Kerfeld
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Hassan Khalil
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • R. James Kirkpatrick
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Christopher A. Klausmeier
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • James F. Klausner
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Kelly Klump
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Venkatesh Kumar Kodur
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • David Mark Kramer
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Douglas Landis
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Michael J. Leahy
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • Richard Lenski
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Tien Yien Li
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Elena Litchman
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Yunhao Liu
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Richard E. Lucas
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Music
  • Tapabrata 'Taps' Maiti
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Shannon D. Manning
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Paul Francis Mantica
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • J. Justin McCormick
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • James K. McCusker
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Mark Meerschaert
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Beronda L. Montgomery
  • MSU Foundation Professors
  • College of Natural Science
  • David J. Morrissey
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • College of Natural Science
  • Robert J. Myers
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Ramani Narayan
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Engineering
  • Witold Nazarewicz
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Nigel S. Paneth
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Fang Z. Peng
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Piotr Piecuch
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Barry R. Pittendrigh
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • G. Philip Robertson
  • Director, MSU Kellogg Biological Station
  • College of Natural Science
  • Hendrik Schatz
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • John M. Schaubroeck
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • Douglas W. Schemske
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Peter Schmidt
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • William H. Schmidt
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • Barbara L. Schneider
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • Thomas D. Sharkey
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Bradley M. Sherrill
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Cheryl L. Sisk
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Robert C. Smith
  • University Dinstinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Sandi Smith
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Xiaobo Tan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Terrie E. Taylor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William W. Taylor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • MSU Extension
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Michael R. Thoennessen
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • College of Natural Science
  • Michael Thomashow
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Natural Science
  • James Tiedje
  • Director, Center for Microbial Ecology
  • College of Natural Science
  • Alexander L. Volberg
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Gary D. Westfall
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Rodney T. Whitaker
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Music
  • Angela K. Wilson
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Jeffrey M. Wooldridge
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Felicia Wu
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Yimin Xiao
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science