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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)

Ken Frank, Education Researcher, Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, August 14, 2015

Kenneth Frank has dedicated his research career to better understanding social structures and their impacts on organizations. His significant research, international recognition, and creative teaching methods, have led…

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Papapolymerou Named New Department Chair and MSU Foundation Professor

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Ioannis “John” Papapolymerou has been named chair of the Michigan State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). His appointment is effective Aug. 16, 2015. He replaces…

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MSU Professor Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

Friday, July 10, 2015
Foamy water on a beach

Gary Mittelbach, MSU professor of integrative biology, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Mittelbach, who works at MSU’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station,…

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Quello Center Director Elected ICA Fellow

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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William Dutton, Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Director of the Quello Center, recently was inducted into the…

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Schneider Elected to National Academy of Education

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Erickson Hall, home to the College of Education

Michigan State University faculty member Barbara Schneider has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. She…

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Sheng-Yang He Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Monday, May 4, 2015
Sheng-Yang He standing in greenhouse

A professor at Michigan State University and a leading plant scientist has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Sheng-Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor in the…

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American Philosophical Society Elects MSU’s Liu

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sustainability scholar and University Distinguished Professor Jianguo “Jack” Liu has become the first from Michigan State University to be elected to the American Philosophical Society — the oldest…

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Thomas Jayne Awarded MSU Foundation Professorship

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Crop field in West Africa

Thomas Jayne, Professor of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), has been awarded the title of MSU Foundation Professor, in…

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Holekamp Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of the world’s leading behavioral ecologists, Michigan State University’s Kay Holekamp, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Holekamp, University Distinguished Professor of…

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MSU Co-Author of ‘Hillary Doctrine’ Book Honored

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A book co-authored by a Michigan State University faculty member that examines what is known as the “Hillary Doctrine” has been nominated by the Kirkus Reviews as one…

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