The title “Regents Professor” is the highest faculty honor awarded at Arizona State University. It is conferred on ASU faculty who have made pioneering contributions in their areas of expertise, achieved a sustained level of distinction and enjoy national and international recognition for these accomplishments. Please click on the year(s) below to read about the accomplishments of these honorees.

2018–19

2018–19 Regents Professors

 Portrait of Michelene Chi, 2018-19 ASU Regents Professor

Michelene Chi

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

An internationally renowned cognitive scientist who has been awarded at the highest levels, Michelene Chi’s contributions to modern learning science are not only transformative, but founding.

 Portrait of Donald L. Fixico, 2018-19 ASU Regents Professor

Donald Fixico

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Donald Fixico has shown the importance of Indian oral traditions and Native perspectives in general as a necessary ingredient for the writing of not only Indian histories but American histories.

 Portrait of Stewart Fotheringham, 2018-19 ASU Regents Professor

Stewart Fotheringham

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

One of the most renowned quantitative geographers of his generation, Steward Fotheringham works at the triple junction of geographical information science, statistical analysis and spatial modeling.

 Portrait of Osvaldo Sala, 2018-19 ASU Regents Professor

Osvaldo Sala

School of Life Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Osvaldo Sala’s service to the scientific community is extraordinary. He is considered a world expert in biodiversity in global terrestrial ecosystems.

2017–18

2017–18 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Daniel Bodansky Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Barry Bozeman School of Public Affairs
Thomas Dishion Department of Psychology D
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

2016–17

2016–17 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Robert Nemanich Department of Physics
Anne Stone School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Paul Westerhoff School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

2015–16

2015–16 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Petra Fromme (video) School of Molecular Sciences
Robert E. Page Jr. (video) School of Life Sciences E
Billie Lee Turner II (video) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

2014–15

2014–15 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Stephen Bokenkamp (video) School of International Letters and Culture
Janet Franklin (video) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Edward Kavazanjian (video) School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Flavio Marsiglia (video) School of Social Work

2013–14

2013–14 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Barbara Ainsworth (video) School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Exercise and Wellness
Aditi Chattopadhyay (video) School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
James Paul Gee (video) Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation
Bert Höelldobler (video) School of Life Sciences

2012–13

2012–13 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Ronald J. Adrian (video) School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Sudhir Kumar (video) School of Life Sciences, The Biodesign Institute
Rebecca Tsosie (video) Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, American Indian Studies F

2011–12

2011–12 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Luc Anselin (video) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning F
Paul Davies (video) Physics
Colleen Keller (video) College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Jerry Y. S. Lin (video) School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Gary Marchant (video) Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Simon Ortiz (video) Department of English
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez (video) School of Transborder Studies

2010–11

2010–11 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Rachel G. Fuchs (video) Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies D
Devens Gust (video) Chemistry and Biochemistry E
Sally L. Kitch (video) Women and Gender Studies
Ana L. Moore (video) Chemistry and Biochemistry
Thomas A. Moore (video) Chemistry and Biochemistry
V. Kerry Smith (video) Economics E

2008–09

2008–09 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Jane Buikstra (video) Human Evolution and Social Change
James Elser (video) Life Sciences
Bruce Rittmann (video) Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michael J. Saks (video) Law and Psychology
Dieter Schroder (video) Electrical Engineering D

2007–08

2007–08 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Laurie Chassin (video) Psychology
Stuart Lindsay (video) Physics
James Ohlson (video) Accountancy F
Otto F. Sankey (video) Physics E
Elly van Gelderen (video) English

2006–07

2006–07 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Subhash Mahajan (video) Physics E
Richard Rogerson (video) Economics F

2005–06

2005–06 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Cordelia Chávez Candelaria English D
Carlos Castillo-Chavez (video) Mathematics and Statistics
Douglas Montgomery (video) Industrial Engineering
George H. Poste (video) Biology
Edward C. Prescott (video) Economics
Rogier Windhorst (video) Physics and Astronomy

2004–05

2004–05 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Charles Arntzen (video) Life Sciences E
Philip Christensen (video) Geological Sciences
Gene Glass (video) Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Psychology in Education E
Luis Gomez-Mejia (video) Management
Stephen Pyne (video) Life Sciences
Irwin Sandler (video) Psychology E
Mary Lee Smith (video) Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Psychology in Education E

2002–03

2002–03 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Geoffrey A. Clark Anthropology E
Gerald T. Heydt Electrical Engineering E
Mark Klett Art
Jane Maienschein (video) Life Sciences
Sumner Starrfield Physics and Astronomy

2000–01

2000–01 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Peter Iverson (video) History E
David John Smith (video) Physics and Astronomy
Kurt Weiser (video) Art

1998–99

1998–99 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Charles Austen Angell Chemistry and Biochemistry
Caio Pagano Music
Nancy Felipe Russo Psychology F

1996–97

1996–97 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
David C. Berliner Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Psychology in Education E
John C. H. Spence Physics and Astronomy

1994–95

1994–95 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
William Graf Geography F
Ronald Greeley Geological Sciences D
Theresa Markow Biology F
James W. Mayer Chemical and Materials Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Geological Sciences
D
Jeffrie G. Murphy Law and Philosophy
Michael O'Keeffe Chemistry and Biochemistry E
Alberto Álvaro Ríos English

1992–93

1992–93 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Darryl L. Metzger Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering D
William T. Trotter Mathematics and Statistics F
Christy G. Turner II Anthropology D

1991–92

1991–92 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Constantine A. Balanis Electrical Engineering
Robert B. Denhardt (video) Public Affairs E
Norman E. Dubie Jr. English
Nancy H. Eisenberg Psychology
Susan W. Kieffer Geology F

1990–91

1990–91 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
David L. Altheide Justice Studies E
David W. Foster Languages and Literatures
David Kaye Law E
Daniel M. Landers Kinesiology E
G. Robert Pettit Chemistry and Biochemistry

1989–90

1989–90 Regents Professors

Professor Expertise
Peter R. Buseck Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences
David R. Hickman Music
Raymond Kulhavy Psychology in Education D
Chinary Ung School of Music F
J. Bruce Wagner Chemistry and Biochemistry D

1988–89

1988–89 Regents Professors

F
Professor Expertise
John Alcock Life Sciences E
Robert Cialdini Psychology E
Jeffrey Cook Architecture D
John M. Cowley Physics and Astronomy D
Leroy Eyring Chemistry and Biochemistry D
Martin T. Farris Purchasing, Transportation and Operations D
David K. Ferry Electrical Engineering E
Gary D. Keller Languages and Literatures
Sheng Hsien Lin Chemistry and Biochemistry E
Lee Meyerson Psychology D
Warren E. Miller Political Science D
Carleton Bryant Moore Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences E
Dennis James Palumbo Justice Studies D
Mary Beth Gorman Stearns Physics and Astronomy D

 

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