The University honors three new Foundation Professors: Dale Rogers, Paul Starrs, and William Zamboni.
The Foundation Professor program was developed in 1983 to recognize and salute the University's professors for outstanding achievements, particularly in research and teaching.
The award is for a three-year period during which the individuals selected receive a $5,000 annual stipend to be used in professional endeavors, a one course per semester reduction in teaching load, and recognition at the annual Foundation Banquet in early fall.
In addition, Foundation Professors' names appear in the University's Honor Court. Candidates for the award must meet the established criteria and are nominated by their deans in the spring of each year. Funding is provided by the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and the Office of the Provost.
Dale Rogers joined the University as an assistant professor of supply chain management in the spring of 1990. He was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and professor in 1999.
Dr. Rogers is a distinguished scholar and world renowned authority in supply chain management and has created a significant record of both academic and professional accomplishments.
In the College of Business Administration, Rogers embodies that unique combination of academic credibility and practical business knowledge that allows him to successfully function in both environments. He has greatly enhanced the learning atmosphere of our University through his dedication to teaching, scholarship and service activities.
Paul Starrs joined the university in 1992 as a professor of geography. Starrs' record of achievements while at Nevada is outstanding. He has won many awards including the Alan Bible Teaching Award in 1998, the F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award in 2001, the Regent's Teaching Award in 2004, and the 2005 Carnegie Foundation Nevada Professor of the Year Award.
In 1999, he was awarded the Mousel/Feltner Award for Outstanding Research in the College of Arts and Science. Starrs' work includes research on ranching on western landscapes, cartography, the history of map-making, and land use practices on the Iberian Peninsula of Europe.
Dr. William Zamboni has dedicated most of his entire professional career to the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He earned his baccalaureate and his doctor of medicine degrees from Nevada's School of Medicine.
He was associate professor in the School of Medicine from 1994-1998, as well as director of the Microsurgery and Hyperbaric Research Laboratory - a position he still holds.
He was promoted to vice chair and professor in 2000, and in 2002 became the chair of the Department of Surgery. At the time of his promotion, the department was troubled both financially and academically.
By careful, strategic recruiting of outstanding faculty, emphasizing academic and educational excellence and productivity, the department has blossomed.