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
  • Ann E. Austin
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • 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
  • Georg Bollen
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Stephen A. Boyd
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Federica Brandizzi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Raymond L. Brock
  • University Distinguished 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
  • 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
  • James Dearing
  • Brandt Endowed Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Dimitar D. Deliyski
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • 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
  • Todd Elder
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Asgerally (Asgi) Fazleabas
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Robert Floden
  • Dean, College of Education
  • College of Education
  • Kenneth A. Frank
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Education
  • Thomas Glasmacher
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Brian Gulbransen
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Mary K. Hausbeck
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Roger C. Haut
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kay E. Holekamp
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • John R. Hollenbeck
  • Eli Broad Professor of Management, University Distinguished Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • 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
  • Eric Hunter
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • 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
  • Russell Johnson
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • John B. Kaneene
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cheryl A. Kerfeld
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished 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
  • Joseph Krajcik
  • Lappan-Phillips Professor of Mathematics and Science Education
  • College of Education
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Laura McCabe
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • James K. McCusker
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Wolfgang Mittig
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Beronda L. Montgomery
  • MSU Foundation Professors
  • College of Natural Science
  • David Morgan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • 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
  • Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Nigel S. Paneth
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Fang Z. Peng
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Piotr Piecuch
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Hayder Radha
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Quinetta Roberson
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • G. Philip Robertson
  • Director, MSU Kellogg Biological Station
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Natural Science
  • Hendrik Schatz
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • 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
  • Sandi Smith
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Xiaobo Tan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Terrie Taylor
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 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
  • Satish S. Udpa
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Shawnee Vickery
  • Demmer Legacy Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • Alexander L. Volberg
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Guowei Wei
  • MSU Foundation 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
  • Teresa Kaye Woodruff
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Administrative Services
  • 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