Distinguished Professor

  • Headshot of Amy Bix.
    Wrote two award-winning books that made significant contributions to the understanding of science, technology and society.
  • Upcoming book described as "a landmark contribution to our historical understanding of why the number of women in engineering remains low."
  • Received numerous awards and grants uncommon in humanities, and delivered 15 keynote addresses to organizations not normally associated with the history discipline.
  • Nomination letter: "A pioneer in the history of science, technology and gender."

  • Headshot of Neal Iverson.
    Designed and built three pieces of laboratory equipment to measure glacier flow and sedimentation.
  • Those three devices led to $3.26 million in funding (13 National Science Foundation grants) and 41 publications.
  • Published 94 peer-reviewed journal articles, including four in "Science."
  • His design of a ring-shear device for studying glacier sliding was replicated at universities around the world.
  • Fieldwork in middle North America and Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway led to lead-author articles in "Science" and "The New York Times."

  • Headshot of Christopher Tuggle.
    Developed a world-class molecular genetics program for swine.
  • Leads a study of pigs that lack an adaptive immune system and developing them as a biomedical model for research.
  • Research led to 198 scholarly publications, including 185 refereed journal articles, six book chapters and seven patents. Established him as an international authority on pig genomics.
  • Research funding totals nearly $40 million over 31-year career.

  • Headshot of Kejin Wang.
    Renowned pioneer in developing a semi-flowable, self-consolidating concrete.
  • Research played a significant role in the development of 3D printing concrete.
  • Served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for 70 research projects and received $20 million in grants.
  • Nomination letter: "The leading authority in the field of concrete material in the U.S. and worldwide."

  • Headshot of Greg Welk.
    Recognized, nationally and internationally, for innovative work to refine methods for assessing physical activity, and played part in the explosion of wearable technology.
  • Developed calibrated online instrument for equivalence testing in physical activity research that was adopted by National Cancer Institute.
  • Helped establish FitnessGram program as a national standard for assessing children's fitness for K-12 schools in the U.S. 
  • Led the establishment of ISU's University Translation Research Network, which empowers researchers to work directly with community partners to transfer scientific knowledge into action.
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University Professor

  • Headshot of Daniela Dimitrova.
    Supported inclusive policies for graduate students as part of Graduate Council, and helped students from underprivileged backgrounds succeed in the graduate program.
  • Served as member, vice chair and chair of the University Committee for the Advancement of Gender Equity. It successfully reorganized and merged with the ISU Women’s Consortium.
  • Mentor and role model for women in her department and across the university.
  • Nomination letter: "Change agent in the areas of gender, equity and inclusion."

  • Headshot of Marit Nilsen-Hamilton.
    Implemented rotations to give interdepartmental graduate students opportunities to learn a variety of research approaches and develop a network of peers, a model now used by most ISU interdepartmental programs.
  • Published 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and 12 books or book chapters.
  • Organized more than 30 symposia over 25 years, which contributed to the university's image.
  • As department chair in the 1990s, initiated the structural biology program, pushing for faculty hires, persuading deans of the program's importance and planting the seeds for strong funding opportunities.
  • Mentors faculty through collaboration and works with colleagues on unfunded projects to help get to competitive grant proposals.

  • Headshot of Tin-Shi Tam.
    Worked with students, faculty and staff from multiple colleges to design and build a one-fifth scale replica of the campanile and a 27-bell carillon.
  • Created the ISU Carillon Composition Competition, the first of its kind sponsored by a major educational institution. 
  • Conducted numerous collaborative performances between the carillon and various ISU ensembles at two remote locations.
  • Received the ISU Alumni Association's Impact Award (2020), and the City of Ames declared April 14, 2014, "Tin-Shi Tam Day" in recognition of her 20 years of exceptional service as the ISU carillonneur.
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Morrill Professor

  • Headshot of Jared Danielson.
    Helped develop a competency framework, core professional activities and milestones to serve as resources for veterinary education in colleges around the world.
  • Awarded the American Association of Veterinary Medical College’s Presidential Award for Meritorious Service (2020).
  • Mentors graduate students in the college but also in the colleges of Engineering, Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Nomination letter: "An educator and an educator of those who teach."

  • Headshot of Kimberly Greder.
    Nationally recognized for work in understanding challenges faced by rural, low-income and Latino families. 
  • Developed and adapted three extension projects that make critical impacts on lives of Latino youth and their families.
  • Designed, delivered and evaluated noncredit education programs that focus on family support, parenting and family resiliency with emphasis on family health and well-being.
  • Her accomplishments and dedication are held up as an example of successful extension work for new and advancing faculty members.

  • Headshot of Mitchell Squire.
    Founded The Gateway Fund in Iowa to support emerging artists and designers in the Black, Brown, Asian and Indigenous communities.
  • Guided several public projects to show how an educator in architecture can directly impact public discourse, human well-being and learning through creative activity.
  • The only American scholar to serve two three-year terms as external examiner at the University of Johannesburg. 
  • Honored with two national teaching awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and awarded six visiting professorships from peer institutions.

  • Headshot of Curtis Youngs.
    Developed four ISU courses that are the only courses available to undergraduates in the U.S. solely focused on embryo transfer technologies.
  • Advises as many as 90 undergraduates per semester and has been honored more than two dozen times with national, regional, university and college awards for student and club advising.
  • As part of a visiting professor program, presented 20 workshops for agriculture teachers at 16 Iowa high schools in eight years. 
  • First person outside of Japan to receive a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.