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Faculty Awards

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies as listed below. A selection of background stories follows the lists.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Education (NAEd)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Visit the MSU Honored Faculty website to read about MSU Endowed Chairs and Faculty as well as MSU Foundation Professors.

MSU’s Juzwik Gets Michigan English Teachers Award

Monday, December 4, 2017
Mary Juzwik

Mary Juzwik, a Michigan State University professor, was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, or MCTE. Juzwik, a…

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MSU’s Reid Bush Named Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Monday, December 4, 2017
Tamara Reid Bush

Tamara Reid Bush, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She is one of a select number of…

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MSU’s Besley Named AAAS Fellow

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
John Besley named AAAS Fellow

John Besley, the Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations and associate professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has been named a Fellow of the…

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Two MSU Plant Scientists Among Most Highly Cited

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe

For the third year in a row, Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe have been named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics (formerly done by Thomson Reuters). According to Clarivate Analytics, this…

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MSU’s Grimm Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Bias Busters’

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Joe Grimm

The Macomb Immigrant Service Center will present its 2017 “E Pluribus Unum” Lifetime Achievement Award to Joe Grimm, a Michigan State University School of Journalism editor in residence,…

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MSU Obstetrician Honored by March of Dimes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Lee Anne Roman

Lee Anne Roman, a College of Human Medicine professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology, has been honored by the March of Dimes for her many years of…

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MSU Prof Gets Top Honor from Romanian University

Monday, November 6, 2017
Roger Hamlin (left)

Michigan State University professor emeritus Roger Hamlin was presented with a degree honoris causa, one of the highest honors that a European university can award an individual, from Babes-Bolyai…

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MSU’s Adami Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chris Adami

Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow. Adami is being recognized…

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MSU’s Sherrill Awarded 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Bradley Sherrill

Bradley Sherrill, director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and scientific director at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, was awarded the 2018 Tom W….

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MSU Animal Care Experts Receive National Awards

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Molly Greene and Claire Hankenson

Two of MSU’s animal care experts were recognized recently for their contributions to training and management of programs by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) during…

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