University Distinguished Professors

The title of University Distinguished Professor is a lifetime title that represents the highest honor Kansas State University can bestow on its faculty, an award that recognizes those making outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and service to their professions and communities.

Learn more about the selection criteria, officers, and guidelines for appointment.

2011-2014
NameDepartmentYear
Gary PierzynskiAgronomy2014
Sandra StithFamily Studies and Human Services2014
Bhadriraju SubramanyamGrain Science and Industry2014
Yolanda Broyles-GonzálezAmerican Ethnic Studies2013
James EdgarChemical Engineering2013
Stephen HiggsBiosecurity Research Institute2013
Ryszard JankowiakChemistry2013
Philip NelEnglish2013
Mike TokachAnimal Sciences Industry2013
Christer AakeroyChemistry2012
Itzik Ben-ItzhakPhysics2012
Susan BrownBiology2012
Ruth WeltiBiology2012
Michael DrydenDiagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology2011
Brett EsryPhysics2011
John HatcliffComputing and Information Sciences2011
John LesliePlant Pathology2011
Xiuzhi (Susan) SunGrain Science and Industry2011

 

2006-2010
NameDepartmentYear
Elizabeth DoddEnglish2010
Anthony JoernBiology2010
Walter K. DoddsBiology2009
Charles W. RiceAgronomy2009
Edgar Chambers IVHuman Nutrition2008
T.G. NagarajaDiagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology2008
Juergen A. RichtRegents Distinguished Professor of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology2008
Philine WangemannAnatomy and Physiology2008
Dale HerspringPolitical Science2007
Duy HuaChemistry2007
Subbaratnam MuthukrishnanBiochemistry2007
John M. BlairBiology2006
Daniel C. MarcusAnatomy & Physiology2006
Richard A. MarstonGeography2006

 

2001-2005
NameDepartmentYear
Michael R. KanostBiochemistry2005
Harald E.L. PrinsAnthropology2005
James ShanteauPsychology2005
David C. HartnettBiology2004
Yoshiro IkedaArt2004
Ted SchroederAgricultural Economics2004
M.M. ChengappaDiagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology2003
Robert D. LinderHistory2003
David A. SchmidtComputing and Information Sciences2003
Thomas E. RocheBiochemistry2002
Barbara ValentPlant Pathology2002
Frank BlechaAnatomy and Physiology2001
David LittrellMusic2001
Larry TakemotoBiology2001
Dean ZollmanPhysics2001

 

1996-2000
NameDepartmentYear
Rob DenellBiology2000
Christopher M. SorensenPhysics2000
Brian S. SpoonerBiology1999
E. Wayne NafzigerEconomics1999
Gary W. ConradBiology1998
C. Lewis CockePhysics1997
Bikram S. GillPlant Pathology1997

 

Before 1995
NameDepartmentYear
James L. MarsdenRegents Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences1994
Chii-Dong LinPhysics1990
Jonathan HoldenEnglish1988
Kenneth KlabundeChemistry1988
L.T. FanChemical Engineering1987 (Deceased)

 

Honorary University Distinguished Professors

NameDepartmentYear
James R. CoffmanClinical Sciences2004
Timothy R. DonoghuePhysics2004 (Deceased)

 

Distinguished Professors Emeritus

NameDepartmentYear
S. Lillian KremerEnglish2002
Talat RahmanPhysics2001
Peter M.A. SherwoodChemistry1997
John J. IandoloPathology and Microbiology1994
Neville W. (Bill) ReayPhysics1993
Michael W. SuleimanPolitical Science1990 (Deceased)
William FateleyChemistry1989 (Deceased)
Norman J. FedderSpeech Communications, Theatre and Dance1989
Terry C. JohnsonBiology1989 (Deceased)
Patrick RichardCortelyou-Rust Distinguished Professor of Physics1988
Sadahiro SaekiMathematics1988
David LeithRegents Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pathology1987
Donald SetserChemistry1987
Richard ConsigliBiology1985 (Deceased)
Kenneth HoytEducation1984 (Deceased)
Ernest E. ShultRegents Distinguished Professor of Mathematics1974
Dudley WilliamsRegents Distinguished Professor of Physics1964 (Deceased)