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UF Research Foundation names 2017 professors

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 34 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2017-2020.

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.

“Faculty chosen for UFRF Professorships have a proven record of research and scholarship and the potential for even more success in the future,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “History has shown that by investing in these outstanding faculty, we can generate significant return in research discoveries, scholarship and technology transfer.”

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, the selection process is conducted by a special faculty committee.

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:

College of the Arts

Paul Richards
Professor of Music

Warrington College of Business

Mo Wang
Professor of Management

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Adam Veige
Professor of Chemistry

Gregory D. Webster
Associate Professor of Psychology

Jodi Lane
Professor of Sociology and Criminology & Law

Lillian Guerra
Professor of Caribbean & Latin American History

Malini Johar Schueller
Professor of English

Stephen S. Eikenberry
Professor of Astronomy and Physics

College of Design, Construction and Planning

Ruth Steiner
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

College of Dentistry

L. Jeannine Brady
Professor of Oral Biology

College of Education

John H. Kranzler
Professor of School Psychology

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Jon Dobson
Professor of Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering

Shigang Chen
Professor of Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Yuguang Fang
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Florida Museum of Natural History

Jaret C. Daniels
Associate Curator of Lepidoptera 

College of Health and Human Performance

David Vaillancourt
Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Kai Lorenzen
Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 

Lisa A. House
Professor of Food and Resource Economics

Nemat O. Keyhani
Professor of Microbiology and Cell Science

Sabine Grunwald
Professor of Soil and Water Sciences

Svetlana Y. Folimonova
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Won Suk Lee
Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

College of Journalism and Communications

Clay Calvert
Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication

Levin College of Law

Charlene D. Luke
Professor of Law

College of Medicine

Barry J. Byrne
Professor of Pediatrics

Desmond A. Schatz
Professor of Pediatrics

Michael J. Haller
Professor of Pediatrics

Stephanie M. Karst
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Suming Huang
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

College of Medicine, Jacksonville

Dominick Joseph Angiolillo
Professor of Cardiology

College of Nursing

Ann L. Horgas
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Nursing Science

College of Pharmacy

Almut Winterstein
Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Ira M. Longini
Professor of Biostatistics

College of Veterinary Medicine

Julie K. Levy
Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Joe Kays Author
April 13, 2017