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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)

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

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.

Jazz Professor Honored by the Michigan Association of State Universities

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Dease receives professor of the year award

Michigan State University College of Music Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone Michael Dease has been recognized as one of the state’s three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the…

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Krajcik Elected to National Academy of Education

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Professor Joe Krajcik standing in a science lab

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips…

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Professor Receives Fulbright for Research on Dance in India

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Professor receives Fulbright for research on dance in India

Sitara Thobani, an assistant professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, has established herself as a respected researcher of the performance arts in…

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First College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow Named

Monday, April 29, 2019
First College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

Chezare A. Warren, assistant professor in the department of teacher education, has received a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the first in the college’s history. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral…

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Klausner Named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

Thursday, April 25, 2019
James Klausner named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

The College of Engineering’s James Klausner has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers, a premier international society for professionals in the…

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Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration Honors Entrepreneurial Success

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Innovation Center MSU

Excitement and conversation filled the room as a record attendance of more than 400 people gathered at Spartan Stadium April 18 to celebrate faculty and students showcasing technologies…

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College of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Friday, April 19, 2019
College of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two Michigan State University computer science and engineering faculty from the College of Engineering have received NSF CAREER Awards. H. Metin Aktulga will use his CAREER Award to develop algorithms and…

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NatSci Neuroscientist Receives New Investigator Award

Monday, April 8, 2019
NatSci neuroscientist Gina Leinninger receives new investigator award

Gina Leinninger, Michigan State University assistant professor of physiology, is the 2019-20 recipient of the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award. The society’s…

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Jiliang Tang Receives an NSF CAREER Award to Improve the Analytics of Social Networks

Friday, April 5, 2019
Tang, NSF Career Award

When users “like” favorite followers or “block” unwanted messages on today’s social media networks, the magnitude of those positive and negative clicks are creating significant challenges to traditional…

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NatSci Ceremony Honors Four Endowed Faculty Members

Friday, April 5, 2019
MSU College of Natural Science, Endowed Faculty

Four Michigan State University College of Natural Science faculty members were formally invested as endowed faculty members at a ceremony held March 21 at MSU’s Wharton Center. Jeffrey Freymueller, the…

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