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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 Jack Liu elected to American academy of “thinkers and doers”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jack Liu in outdoor photo with panda in background

A global pioneer in sustainable science, Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in…

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Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Monday, April 16, 2018

Professor of teacher education Angela Calabrese Barton is being honored for making a real, sustained impact in practice as the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Exemplary…

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MSU’s Wake Named Dibner Research Fellow

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Naoko Wake

Michigan State University associate professor Naoko Wake has been selected as a Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology in 2018-19. She will spend fall…

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MSU’s Grabill to Chair National Vet Mental Health Group

Friday, April 6, 2018
Chandra Grabill

Chandra Grabill, assistant dean for Student Wellness and Engagement at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named chair for the Veterinary Mental Health Practitioners (VMHP) group….

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MSU’s Harkema Named American Thoracic Society (ATS) Fellow

Friday, April 6, 2018
Jack Harkema

Jack Harkema, University Distinguished Professor, Albert C. and Lois E. Dehn Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine, and director of the Laboratory for Environmental and Toxicologic Pathology and the…

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MSU Prof Honored for Work on Equity and Social Justice Issues

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Emery Petchauer

Associate professor Emery Petchauer was selected to receive a distinguished award from the American Educational Research Association for his significant scholarly contributions to the field of teaching and teacher education….

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MSU’s Wade Named American Council on Education Fellow

Friday, March 30, 2018
Juli Wade

The American Council on Education announced that Juli Wade, the associate provost for faculty and academic staff development at Michigan State University, has been named an ACE Fellow…

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MSU’s Verboncoeur to Receive International Award from IEEE

Thursday, March 29, 2018
John Verboncoeur

John Verboncoeur of Michigan State University will receive the Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of the Institute of Electrical…

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Ofoli Named Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Robert Ofoli

Robert Ofoli, Michigan State University associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers or AlChE. Fellowship…

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MSU Math Researcher Awarded Simons Fellowship

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Yingda Cheng

Michigan State University researcher Yingda Cheng is among 40 standout mathematics leaders across the United States this year to be awarded a 2018 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics, giving her time…

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