April 15, 2005
2005-06 Distinguished and University professors named
by Diana Pounds
Six Iowa State faculty members have been awarded the titles of
Distinguished Professor or University Professor. They are:
- Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and
Sciences. Anderson, chair of the psychology department, is internationally
known for his work on human aggression, particularly media and video game
- Costas Soukoulis, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Soukoulis, professor of physics and astronomy, is a world leader in four
fields of theoretical condensed matter physics.
- William David, University Professor. A music professor and founding
member of the internationally acclaimed Ames Piano Quartet, David has had a
long-lasting impact on Iowa State through his work on curriculum committees
at the university and college levels.
- Mark Power, University Professor. Finance professor Power has had
a major role in developing benefits policies for ISU employees over the past
18 years. His work has generated significant savings to the university and
to the participants in Iowa State health plans.
- Ann Thompson, University Professor. Curriculum and instruction
professor Thompson has been an international leader in helping educators use
new technologies. She was instrumental in developing Iowa State's Center for
Technology in Teacher Education.
- Stephen Vardeman, University Professor. Statistics professor Vardeman
has had a broad impact on campus through teaching and service. By using
statistics to solve problems, he has improved Iowa products and the services
provided by state government and federal agencies.
The title of Distinguished Professor, first awarded in 1956, recognizes
faculty members for exemplary performance in at least two of the following
areas: teaching and advising; research, scholarship or artistic creativity;
and extension, university service or professional practice. A $3,000
addition in base salary is granted.
The title of University Professor recognizes faculty members who have had
a significant impact on their departments and the university in the course
of their careers at Iowa State. The recipient receives a base salary
addition of $2,500.
The new Distinguished and University professors will be honored during
the university convocation in September.