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Three EEB faculty named University Distinguished Professors

Three EEB core faculty members are among 10 Michigan State University faculty named University Distinguished Professor in recognition of their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and public service.

Named from EEB are:

Rufus Isaacs
Rufus Isaacs

Rufus Isaacs: Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources







Richard Lenski
Richard Lenski

Richard Lenski: John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Departments of Integrative Biology and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Natural Science




Edward Walker
Edward Walker

Edward Walker: Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Natural Science; and Department of Entomology, AgBioResearch






The designations were recommended by Interim Provost Thomas D. Jeitschko, Ph.D., and Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., and approved by the MSU Board of Trustees at its June 16 meeting. Designations were effective immediately.

The recognition is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and internationally for their exceptional teaching, outstanding record of public service, and scholarly and creative achievements.

Individuals holding the professorship will receive, in addition to their salary, a stipend of $5,000 per year for five years to support professional activities.

A reception to honor the newly designated University Distinguished Professors will be held on Nov. 16.

Read the full story in MSU Today.