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.

 

2019–20

2019–20 Regents Professors

Blake Ashforth, ASU 2019-20 Regents Professor

Blake Ashforth

Management and Entrepreneurship Department
W. P. Carey School of Business

Ashforth’s work focuses on how organizations and individuals affect each other, how newcomers find meaning and a sense of identity in their workplaces, and why things go wrong in organizations, from corporate corruption to job burnout.

Nancy Grimm, ASU 2019-20 Regents Professor

Nancy Grimm

School of Life Sciences
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Grimm is a scientist who has had an international impact in the environmental sciences and is a pioneer in desert stream ecosystems. Her collaborations across the disciplines of earth, life and social sciences, as well as engineering, helped create the subdiscipline of urban ecology.

Joan Silk, ASU 2019-20 Regents Professor

Joan Silk

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Silk is recognized internationally as a leader in the study of primate and human behavioral evolution. Her research has transformed understanding about the relationship between nonhuman primate behavior and human evolution, especially the origin of humans’ prosocial behavior, such as sharing, cooperating and volunteering.

Cassia Spohn, ASU 2019-20 Regents Professor

Cassia Spohn

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Spohn has shaped three areas of criminology: race and justice, sentencing and handling of sexual assault cases. Her work on sentencing was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in revising sentencing guidelines to eliminate systemic biases.

Vija Vittal, ASU 2019-20 Regents Professor

Vijay Vittal

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Vittal’s expertise is in the field of large-scale power grids – the transmission, distribution and security of energy infrastructure, including smart-grid and renewable energy technologies. One of his pioneering contributions has been the development of methods for dealing with fluctuations on the power grid due to renewable energy sources.

2018–19

2018–19 Regents Professors

ProfessorCollege or School
Michelene ChiMary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Donald FixicoSchool of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Stewart FotheringhamSchool of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Osvaldo SalaSchool of Life Sciences
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2017–18

2017–18 Regents Professors

ProfessorCollege or School
Daniel BodanskySandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Barry BozemanSchool of Public Affairs
Thomas DishionDepartment of PsychologyD
Hava Tirosh-SamuelsonSchool of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

2016–17

2016–17 Regents Professors

ProfessorCollege or School
Robert NemanichDepartment of Physics
Anne StoneSchool of Human Evolution and Social Change
Paul WesterhoffSchool of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

2015–16

2015–16 Regents Professors

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

2014–15

2014–15 Regents Professors

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

2013–14

2013–14 Regents Professors

ProfessorCollege or School
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 InnovationR
Bert Höelldobler (video)School of Life Sciences

2012–13

2012–13 Regents Professors

ProfessorCollege or School
Ronald J. Adrian (video)School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Sudhir Kumar (video)School of Life Sciences, The Biodesign InstituteF
Rebecca Tsosie (video)Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, American Indian StudiesF

2011–12

2011–12 Regents Professors

ProfessorCollege or School
Luc Anselin (video)School of Geographical Sciences and Urban PlanningF
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 EnglishE
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez (video)School of Transborder Studies

2010–11

2010–11 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Rachel G. Fuchs (video)Historical, Philosophical and Religious StudiesD
Devens Gust (video)Chemistry and BiochemistryE
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)EconomicsE

2008–09

2008–09 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Jane Buikstra (video)Human Evolution and Social Change
James Elser (video)Life SciencesF
Bruce Rittmann (video)Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michael J. Saks (video)Law and Psychology
Dieter Schroder (video)Electrical EngineeringD

2007–08

2007–08 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Laurie Chassin (video)Psychology
Stuart Lindsay (video)Physics
James Ohlson (video)AccountancyF
Otto F. Sankey (video)PhysicsE
Elly van Gelderen (video)English

2006–07

2006–07 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Subhash Mahajan (video)PhysicsE
Richard Rogerson (video)EconomicsF

2005–06

2005–06 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Cordelia Chávez CandelariaEnglishE
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

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

2002–03

2002–03 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Geoffrey A. ClarkAnthropologyE
Gerald T. HeydtElectrical EngineeringE
Mark KlettArt
Jane Maienschein (video)Life Sciences
Sumner StarrfieldPhysics and Astronomy

2000–01

2000–01 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Peter Iverson (video)HistoryE
David John Smith (video)Physics and Astronomy
Kurt Weiser (video)Art

1998–99

1998–99 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Charles Austen AngellChemistry and Biochemistry
Caio PaganoMusic
Nancy Felipe RussoPsychologyE

1996–97

1996–97 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
David C. BerlinerEducational Leadership and Policy Studies, Psychology in EducationE
John C. H. SpencePhysics and Astronomy

1994–95

1994–95 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
William GrafGeographyE
Ronald GreeleyGeological SciencesD
Theresa MarkowBiologyF
James W. MayerChemical and Materials Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Geological Sciences
D
Jeffrie G. MurphyLaw and Philosophy
Michael O'KeeffeChemistry and BiochemistryE
Alberto Álvaro RíosEnglish

1992–93

1992–93 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Darryl E. MetzgerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringD
William T. TrotterMathematics and StatisticsF
Christy G. Turner IIAnthropologyD

1991–92

1991–92 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Constantine A. BalanisElectrical Engineering
Robert B. Denhardt (video)Public AffairsE
Norman E. Dubie Jr.English
Nancy H. EisenbergPsychology
Susan W. KiefferGeologyF

1990–91

1990–91 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
David L. AltheideJustice StudiesE
David W. FosterLanguages and LiteraturesD
David KayeLawE
Daniel M. LandersKinesiologyE
G. Robert PettitChemistry and Biochemistry

1989–90

1989–90 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
Peter R. BuseckChemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences
David R. HickmanMusic
Raymond KulhavyPsychology in EducationD
Chinary UngSchool of MusicF
J. Bruce WagnerChemistry and BiochemistryD

1988–89

1988–89 Regents Professors

ProfessorExpertise
John AlcockLife SciencesE
Robert CialdiniPsychologyE
Jeffrey CookArchitectureD
John M. CowleyPhysics and AstronomyD
Leroy EyringChemistry and BiochemistryD
Martin T. FarrisPurchasing, Transportation and OperationsD
David K. FerryElectrical EngineeringE
Gary D. KellerLanguages and Literatures
Sheng Hsien LinChemistry and BiochemistryE
Lee MeyersonPsychologyD
Warren E. MillerPolitical ScienceD
Carleton Bryant MooreChemistry and Biochemistry, Geological SciencesE
Dennis James PalumboJustice StudiesD
Mary Beth Gorman StearnsPhysics and AstronomyD

 

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