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Foundation Professor Award

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 UNR Foundation.

Previous Foundation Professors:


2013

Iain Buxton
Pharmacology
Dhanesh Chandra,
Chemical & Materials Engineering
Eric Rasmussen,
English

2012

John Fildes,
Surgery
Gary Haynes,
Anthropology
Scott Tyler,
Geological Sciences

2011

John Cushman,
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Kathleen Keef,
Physiology & Cell
Kwang Jin Kim
,
Mechanical Engineering

2010

Scott Casper,
History
Richard Schultz,
Geological Sciences
Yvonne Stedham,
Managerial Sciences

2009

Ian Buckle,
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kent Ervin,
Chemistry
Mae Gustin,
Natural Resources & Environmental Science

2008

Diane Barone,
Educational Specialties
Victoria Follette,
Psychology
Steve Wesnousky,
Geological Sciences

2007

Dale Rogers,
Managerial Sciences
Paul Starrs,
Geography
William A. Zamboni,
Surgery

2006

Sean Ward,
Physiology & Cell Biology
Michael Webster,
Psychology
Esmail Zanjani,
Animal Biotechnology

2005

Eva Essa,
Human Development & Family Studies
E. Manos Maragakis,
Civil & Environmental Engineering

2004

William T. Gerthoffer,
Pharmacology
Ronald A. Phaneuf
,
Physics

2003

Cleborne Maddux,
Counseling & Educational Psychology
Emma Sepulveda Pulvirenti,
Foreign Languages & Literatures

2002

Chaitan Gupta,
Mathematics
Ardythe McCracken,
Biology
Richard Wirtz,
Mechanical Engineering

2001

Kambiz Raffiee,
Economics
Ann Ronald,
English
Marilyn Smith,
Cooperative Extension

2000

Stephen St. Jeor,
Microbiology
Faramarz Gordaninejad,
Mechanical Engineering
Robert Sheridan,
Chemistry

1999

Richard Davies,
History
Joseph Hume,
Physiology & Cell Biology
John Lenz,
Music

1998

Glendel Atkinson,
Economics
Manoranjan Misra,
Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Stephen Tchudi,
English

1997

Bruce Blackadar,
Mathematics
Thomas Harris,
Applied Economics & Statistics
Mehdi Saiidi,
Civil Engineering

1996

Maurice Fuerstenau,
Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Peter Goin,
Art
Leonard Weinberg,
Political Science

1995

Berch Berberoglu,
Sociology
James N Brune,|
Seismological Laboratory
Stephen McFarlane,
Speech Pathology &
Audiology

1994

Donald L. Hardesty,
Anthropology
John H. Nelson,
Chemistry
Richard A. Schweickert,
Geological Sciences

1993

Bruce Moran,
History
Kenton Sanders,
Physiology
David Schooley,
Biochemistry

1992

Philip Altick,
Physics
Joel Berger,
Range, Wildlife & Forestry
Steven Hayes,
Psychology

1991

Catherine Fowler,
Anthropology
Robert Merrill,
English
Glenn Miller,
Biochemistry

1990

Richard Burkhart,
Chemistry
William Eadington,
Economics
Rodney Harrington,
Biochemistry

1989

Morris Brownell,
English
John Peacock,
Physiology
James Richardson,
Sociology

1988

Donald D. Fowler,
Anthropology & Historic Preservation
R. Allen Gardner,
Psychology
Ross W. Smith,
Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering

1987

David Lightner,
Chemistry
William Templeton,
Curriculum & Instruction
David P. Westfall,
Pharmacology

1986

Thomas F. Cargill,
Economics
Thomas J. Nickles,
Philosophy
Baldev K. Vig,
Biology

1985

Gary J. Blomquist,
Biochemistry
Beatrix T. Gardner,
Psychology
Lawrence Scott,
Chemistry

1984

Bruce M. Douglas,
Civil Engineering
Thomas R. Kozel,
Microbiology
Hyung K. Shin,
Chemistry

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