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Faculty Awards and Recognition

Regents Professors

The rank of regents professor can be held by no more than 30 Washington State University faculty members at any one time. Promotion to regents professor requires service to the university for at least 7 years and attainment of the highest level of professional achievement.  Each college may nominate only two faculty members as candidates for this promotion each year.  Those who are promoted to regents professor receive a 10% raise and are honored at the Celebration of Excellence Dinner at Showcase. Those who are not selected for promotion may be nominated again.

 Name
Title
2016NANone awarded
2015NANone Awarded
2014Juming TangProfessor and Scientist, Biological Systems Engineering
2014Kelvin G. LynnProfessor of Physics, and Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Director for the Center for Materials Research, George and Diane Conniff Distinguished Professor
2013Eugene A. RosaProfessor, Department of Sociology, Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy in the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Service
2013Terry E. McElwainAssociate Director and Professor, School for Global Animal Health, Executive Director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
2012Thomas W. OkitaProfessor and Scientist, Institute of Biological Chemistry
2012W. Sue RitterProfessor, Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology
2012Michael P. WolcottProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Institute of Sustainable Design
2011Sue B. ClarkProfessor, Chemistry
2011Herbert H. HillProfessor, Chemistry
2010Nicholas P. Lovrich
Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor, Political Science and Director, Division of Governmental Studies and Services
2010C. Richard ShumwayProfessor, School of Economic Sciences
2010John W. Wright
Professor, Psychology
2009Wendy C. Brown
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
2009Mark G. Kuzyk Professor, Physics and Astronomy
2009 Lance T. LeLoupProfessor, Political Science and Vice Provost, International Programs
2009 Barry G. SwansonProfessor and Interim Chair, Food Science and Executive Secretary, Faculty Senate
2009 Victor VillanuevaEdward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of English and Director of The WSU Writing Program
 2008Michael D. Griswold
Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences and Dean, College of Sciences

 2008


Norman G. Lewis
Arthur M. and Kate Eisig-Tode Distinguished Professor and Fellow, and Director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry

 2008


B. W. Poovaiah
Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

2008


Gregory W. Yasinitsky
Meyer Distinguished Professor, School of Music

2007


John H. Bodley
Professor, Anthropology

2007


Gerald E. EdwardsProfessor, School of Biological Sciences

2007


James M. Krueger
Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology

2007


Guy H. Palmer
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Director of the School for Global Animal Health

2007


Jack D. Rogers
Professor and scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology and Department of Natural Resource Sciences

2006


Anjan Bose
Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture

2006


John A. BrowseProfessor, Institute of Biological Chemistry

2006


Timothy A. KohlerProfessor in the Department of Anthropology

2006


John P. Reganold
Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

2006


Michael J. SmerdonProfessor in the School of Molecular Biosciences

2005


Yogendra GuptaProfessor of Physics and Director of the Institute for Shock Physics

2005


Leroy Ashby
Claudius O. and Mary Johnson Distinguished Professor of History

2005


Brian Lamb
Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

2004


Frances K. McSweeney Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Psychology

2004


J. Thomas Dickinson
Paul A. Anderson Professor, Physics

2004


Ronald C. Mittelhammer
Professor and Agricultural Economist, Agricultural and Resource Economics
2003
Ralph G.Yount
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, and Professor in Basic Medical Sciences in the School of Molecular Biosciences

2003


Donald DillmanDeputy Director, Research and Development, Social, Economic and Research Center, Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy in the Departments of Sociology and Rural Sociology

2003


Rodney Croteau
Eisig-Tode Distinguished Professor of Forest Biotechnology, Institute of Biological Chemistry