Mason’s Distinguished Faculty Honored

Posted: August 27, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Provost Peter Stearns greets distinguished faculty at a reception on Aug. 26. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Provost Peter Stearns greets distinguished faculty at a reception on Aug. 26. Photo by Evan Cantwell

President Alan Merten and Provost Peters Stearns honored the university’s most distinguished faculty — endowed chairs, Clarence J. Robinson Professors, Distinguished Service Professors and University Professors — at a reception held in the Mason Hall Alumni Atrium on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

New to the ranks this year are Deborah Goodings, Sidney O. Dewberry Endowed Chair for Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering; Dennis Layendecker, Heritage Chair in Music; and University Professors Giorgio Ascoli, Kenneth De Jong, Faye Taxman, Lois Tetrick and Martin Winkler.

The list of honorees follows.

Endowed Chairs

Bartoli, Andrea, French Cumbie Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Behrmann, Michael, Helen A. Kellar Professor of Special Education
Bennett, James T., William P. Snavely Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy
Buckley, Francis H., Mason Foundation Professor of Law
Cheldelin, Sandra, Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution
Cook, Gerald, Earle C. Williams Professor of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Deborah Goodings is the new Sidney O. Dewberry Chair of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Deborah Goodings is the new Sidney O. Dewberry Chair of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Cowen, Tyler, Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics
Dutta, Amitava, LeRoy Eakin Senior Professor of E-commerce
Ferri, Michael G., GMU Foundation Professor of Finance
Fuller, Stephen F., Dwight C. Schar Faculty Chair in Public Policy and University Professor
Goldstone, Jack A., Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Endowed Chair
Goodings, Deborah, Sidney O. Dewberry Endowed Chair for Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Gopin, Marc, James H. Laue Chair in World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
Haynes, Kingsley E., Ruth D. Hazel and John T. Hazel, M.D. Faculty Chair in Public Policy
Iannocone, Laurence, R., David H. Kock and Charles G. Koch Professor of International Economics
Jajodia, Sushil, BDM International Professor of Information Technology and University Professor
Kreps, Gary, Eileen and Steve Mandell Term Professor of Health Communication
Krishnan, Gopal, VSCPA Northern Chapter Professorship in Public Accounting
Layendecker, Dennis, Heritage Chair in Music
Lund, Nelson R., Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment
Mattusch, Carol C., Mathy Professor of Art History

School of Management Dean Jorge Haddock, Sushil Jajodia, the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering Dean Lloyd Griffiths, and Amitava Dutta at the reception. Photo by Evan Cantwell

School of Management Dean Jorge Haddock; BDM International Professor of Information Technology and University Professor Sushil Jajodia; the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering Dean Lloyd Griffiths; and LeRoy Eakin Senior Professor of E-commerce Amitava Dutta at the reception. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Muris, Timothy J., Mason Foundation Professor of Law
Pankey, Eric, Heritage Chair in Writing
Polsby, Daniel, Mason Foundation Professor of Law
Reeder, William, Heritage Chair in Arts and Cultural Criticism
Ritchie, Dennis J., Elisabeth Shirley Enochs Chair in Child Welfare
Rouhana, Nadim, Henry Hart Rice Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Rowley, Charles K., Duncan Black Professor of Economics
Sage, Andrew P., First American Bank of Virginia Professor of Information Technology and University Professor
Stough, Roger R., Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government/Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Wagner, Richard E., Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics
Wegman, Edward J., Bernard J. Dunn Professor of Information Technology and Applied Statistics
Williams, Walter E., John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics

Clarence J. Robinson Professors

Thanks to the vision and generosity of the late Clarence J. Robinson, Mason undergraduates have the opportunity to learn from faculty members recruited to Mason from senior positions at prestigious institutions. The mission of the Clarence J. Robinson Professors is to enrich the academic experiences of undergraduate students. At the same time, the professors continue their scholarly pursuits on broad and fundamental intellectual issues.

University Professor Margo Mastropieri. Photo by Evan Cantwell

University Professor Margo Mastropieri. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Bakhash, Shaul, History
Crew, Spencer, History and Art History
D’Andrea, Paul, Theater and English
Hazen, Robert, Earth Sciences
Heclo, Hugh, Public Affairs
Hinton, Carma, Visual Culture and Chinese Studies
Morowitz, Harold, Biology and Natural Philosophy
Paden, John, International Affairs and Public Policy
Trefil, James, Physics

Distinguished Service Professor

Distinguished Service Professorships are bestowed on faculty members whose scholarly and/or service contributions win international distinction.

Kelley, Michael R., School of Public Policy
Malawer, Stuart, School of Public Policy

University and Distinguished Professors

According to the Faculty Handbook, University Professors are “men and women of unusually great stature and eminence from the world of national and international achievement.” They are appointed by the president and the Board of Visitors with the advice and consent of an ad hoc faculty committee; although they are appointed as at-large members of the general faculty, they may also be invited to accept primary affiliation in one or more departments, colleges, schools or institutes.

University Professors Stephen Mastrofski, Faye Taxman and Lois Tetrick. Photo by Evan Cantwell

University Professors Stephen Mastrofski, Faye Taxman and Lois Tetrick. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Acs, Zoltan, Public Policy
Ascoli, Giorgio, Molecular Neuroscience
Boehm-Davis, Deborah, Psychology
Boettke, Peter, Economics
Button, Kenneth, Public Policy
Cheuse, Alan, English
Conlan, Timothy, Public and International Affairs
De Jong, Kenneth, Computer Science
Denham, Susanne, Psychology
Foster, John, English
Gentle, James E., Computational Statistics
Gerber, Naomi L., Health and Human Services
Levis, Alexander H., Electrical and Computer Engineering
Liotta, Lance, Molecular and Microbiology
Maddux, James, Psychology
Maiello, Anthony, Music
Mastrofski, Stephen, Administration of Justice
Mastropieri, Margo, Education and Human Development
Miller, Patricia, Music
Olds, James L., Computational Neuroscience
Parasuraman, Raja, Psychology
Pfiffner, James, Public Policy
Rubenstein, Richard, Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Scruggs, Thomas, Education and Human Development
Sherwin, Martin, History and Art History
Shukla, Jagadish, Climate Dynamics
Sibley, Edgar, Information Systems and Systems Engineering/School of Public Policy
Soyfer, Valery N., Molecular and Microbiology
Tangney, June, Psychology
Taxman, Faye, Administration of Justice
Tetrick, Lois, Psychology
Tolchin, Susan, Public Policy
Wade, Rex, History and Art History
Weisburd, David Lee, Administration of Justice (Distinguished Professor)
Winkler, Martin, Modern and Classical Languages

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