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Regents Professorship

The Regents Professorship was created by the Board of Regents in 1965 with support from the University Foundation. It is the highest recognition given by the University to a member of its faculty. Regents Professors exhibit outstanding academic distinction, judged by the scope and quality of their scholarly or artistic work, the quality of their teaching, and their contributions to the public good. Once designated Regents Professors, faculty members hold the title for as long as they remain at the University. Upon retirement from the University, a Regents Professor becomes a Regents Professor Emeritus.

For more information about the Regents Professorship, please visit the University Awards & Honors Web site.

Current Regents Professors

Awardee
Department
Date
Ann S. Masten Institute of Child Development 2014
Timothy P. Lodge Chemisty and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science 2013
Stephen Polasky Applied Economics & Ecology, Evolution and Behavior 2013
William G. Iacono Psychology
2010
Horace H. Loh Pharmacology
2010
Karen R. Seashore Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
2010

Bruce R. Blazar

Pediatrics
2009
Thomas C. Johnson Geological Sciences, UMD
2009

Lawrence Que, Jr.

Chemistry
2009
Allen Goldman Physics
2008

Steven Ruggles

History
2008

Madelon Sprengnether

English
2008
Frank Bates Chemical Engineering
2007

Richard Leppert

Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
2007
Elaine Tyler May American Studies & History
2007

Matthew McGue

Psychology
2007
Peter Reich Forest Resources
2007

Megan Gunnar

Institute of Child Development
2006
Donald Truhlar Chemistry
2006
Apostolos Georgopoulos Neuroscience
2005
David Weissbrodt Law
2005
Robert P. Hebbel Medicine
2004
Lanny Schmidt Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
2002
G. David Tilman Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
2002
Allen Isaacman History and African American and African Studies
2001
Tom Clayton English and Classical and Near Eastern Studies
1999
Ashley T. Haase Microbiology
1999
John L. Sullivan Political Science
1999
Patricia Hampl English
1997
Richard Goldstein Mechanical Engineering
1990

 

Regents Professor Emeriti

Awardee
Department
Date
Kathryn Sikkink Political Science 2006
Sara M. Evans History
2004
Joanne B. Eicher Design, Housing, and Apparel
1995
George R. Rapp, Jr. Geoarchaeometry, UMD 
1995
Willard Hartup Institute of Child Development
1993
Benjamin Y. Liu Mechanical Engineering
1993
Ronald L. Phillips Agronomy and Plant Genetics
1993
Paul Quie Pediatrics
1991
Ellen S. Berscheid Psychology 1988
Alfred F. Michael Pediatrics
1986
James G. White Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
1984
Margaret Bryan Davis Ecology
1982
John S. Chipman Economics
1981
Lawrence Markus Mathematics
1980
Herbert E. Wright Geology, Ecology, Botany
1974
George T. Wright English
1968

 

Former Regents Professors

Awardee
Department
Date
Eric Sheppard Geography 2008
G. Edward Schuh* Public Affairs
1998
H. Ted Davis* Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
1997
Avner Friedman*
Became Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University in 2001
Mathematics
1996
Edward C. Prescott
W.P. Carey Chair in Economics - Arizona State University
Received 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Economics
1996
Paul L. Murphy* History
1995
Daniel Joseph Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
1994
Frank Sorauf* Political Science 1991
L.E. Scriven* Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
1989
Paul G. Gassman* Chemistry
1988
B.J. Kennedy* Oncology
1988
Vernon W. Ruttan* Agriculture and Applied Economics
1986
John Najarian Surgery
1985
Eville Gorham Ecology and Botany
1984
Warren MacKenzie Studio Arts
1984
Bryce Crawford, Jr.* Chemistry
1982
John R. Borchert* Geography
1981
Dominick Argento Music
1980
Stanley Dagley* Biochemistry
1980
Dennis Watson* Microbiology
1980
Rutherford Aris* Chemical Engineering
1978
Robert J. Gorlin* Oral Pathology
1978
Robert H. Beck* History and Philosophy of Education
1976
Wallace D. Armstrong * Biochemistry
1974
Edward P. Ney* Physics and Astronomy
1974
John E. Turner* Political Science
1974
Richard L. Varco* Surgery
1974
A.B. Baker* Neurology 1973
Clyde M. Christensen* Plant Pathology
1973
Reuben L. Hill* Family Sociology
1973
William A. McDonald* Classical Studies
1973
Ruth E. Eckert* Higher Education 1972
Tom B. Jones* History
1970
John Berryman* Humanities
1969
Robert A. Good* Pediatrics and Microbiology
1969

Leonid Hurwicz*

Received 2007 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Economics
1969
Ralph E. Comstock* Genetics
1968
Paul E. Meehl* Psychology
1968
Cecil J. Watson* Medicine
1968
James B. Serrin, Jr.* Mathematics 1968
Neal R. Amundson*
Chemical Engineering
1967
Herbert Feigl* Philosophy
1967
Walter W. Heller* Economics
1967
Wesley W. Spink* Medicine and Comparative Medicine
1967
Maurice B. Visscher* Physiology
1967
Ernst R.G. Eckert* Mechanical Engineering
1966
E. Adamson Hoebel* Anthropology
1966
Alfred O.C. Nier* Physics
1966
Allen Tate* English
1966
Owen H. Wangensteen* Surgery
1966
* denotes deceased    

(updated September 17th, 2014)

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