MSU Research Foundation Professors

Established in 2014 by the MSU Foundation, the title of MSU Research Foundation Professor is awarded to exceptionally accomplished current and incoming faculty members.

According to the Foundation, "Award of the title is intended to assist MSU in recruitment, recognition, and retention of outstanding faculty at all academic ranks, with the primary aim of enhancing the stature of the institution in research and creative activity.

The award of the title will be made to individuals who combine externally recognized, exemplary scholarly accomplishment and/or potential, with clear professional relevance to specific areas of MSU scholarly need, disciplinary development, or research or creative emphasis. Consideration will also include the candidate's teaching innovation and excellence."

Visit the MSU Research Foundation website to learn more about about MSU Research Foundation Professors. 

  • 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
  • Ruth Nicole Brown
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • Honglei Chen
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • 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
  • Carl Davidson
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social 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
  • Linda Greene
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Law
  • 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
  • Jerlando F.L. Jackson
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Education
  • Anil Jain
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Jiming Jiang
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Debra Johnson
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Russell Johnson
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • John B. Kaneene
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Alan Ker
  • Elton R. Smith Endowed Chair
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 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 Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 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
  • Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Christopher P. Long
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • 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
  • Joydeep Mitra
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Wolfgang Mittig
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • David Morgan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • David J. Morrissey
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • College of Natural Science
  • 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
  • Pouyan Nejadhashemi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Thomas O'Halloran
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Nigel S. Paneth
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Fang Z. Peng
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Robert T. Pennock
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Lyman Briggs College
  • 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
  • Peter Savolainen
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Randall Schaetzl
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social 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
  • Bruno Takahashi
  • Brandt Endowed Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Xiaobo Tan
  • Richard M. Hong Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Terrie Taylor
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William W. Taylor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • MSU Extension
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Cameron Thies
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • James Madison College
  • 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
  • Kjerstin Thorson
  • Brandt Endowed Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Satish S. Udpa
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Irving Vega
  • Red Cedar Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • 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
  • Aman Yadav
  • Lappan-Phillips Professor
  • College of Education