Thirty-three faculty named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2014

Published: April 29 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 33 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2014-2017.

The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise. In many colleges, this selection process is conducted by a special faculty committee.

“For nearly two decades, the UFRF Professorships have recognized the university’s top faculty researchers,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “Key to the UFRF Professorship selection process is that it is based not only on what these individuals have done in the past, but what they are expected to achieve in the future. These are faculty who we anticipate will continue to generate cutting-edge research well into the future.”

The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant. The professorships are funded from the university’s share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products.

This year’s UFRF Professors are listed below:

Warrington College of Business Administration

Joseph Alba

Distinguished Professor of Marketing

College of Dentistry

Ozlem Yilmaz

Associate Professor of Periodontology

College of Design, Construction and Planning

Charlie Hailey

Associate Professor of Architecture

College of Education

David J. Therriault

Associate Professor of Education

College of Engineering

Z. Hugh Fan

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mark E. Orazem

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Jose C. Principe

Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Fine Arts

Anna Calluori Holcombe

Professor of Ceramics

Florida Museum of Natural History

Nico Cellinese

Associate Curator of Natural History

College of Health and Human Performance

Thomas L. Clanton

Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Matthew J. Cohen

Associate Professor of Forest Water Resources and Watershed Systems

Valerie de Crecy-Lagard

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Cell Sciences

Jeffrey B. Jones

Professor of Plant Pathology

G. Cliff Lamb

Professor of Reproductive Physiology

Yuncong Li

Professor of Soil and Water Science

Lukasz L. Stelinski

Associate Professor of Entomology and Nematology

College of Journalism and Communications

Amy Jo Coffey

Associate Professor of Telecommunication

Levin College of Law

Christine A. Klein

Professor of Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Clarence C. Gravlee

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Andrey Korytov

Professor of Physics

Michelle Cailin Mack

Professor of Biology

Joseph G. Meert

Professor of Geological Sciences

Victoria Emma Pagán

Professor of Classics

College of Medicine

Chen Liu

Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

Lauren M. McIntyre

Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Lyle L. Moldawer

Professor of Surgery

Rolf Renne

Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Mark S. Segal

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Andrew M. Kaunitz

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

College of Nursing

Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini

Associate Professor of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Charles A. Peloquin

Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Catherine Price

Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology

College of Veterinary Medicine

Rosanna Marsella

Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences