Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Past Recipients

Given by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education.

2014 recipients (see news release): 

  • Charles Brenner, Roy J. Carver Chair and departmental executive officer of biochemistry and professor of internal medicine, Carver College of Medicine
  • Kim Brogden, professor of periodontics, College of Dentistry
  • Charles Lynch, professor of epidemiology, College of Public Health
  • John Beldon Scott, Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor of the Arts and director of the School of Art & Art History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Larry Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics, College of Engineering, and director of IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering
  • Mary Wilson, professor of internal medicine and microbiology, Carver College of Medicine, and epidemiology, College of Public Health

2013 recipients (see news release): 

  • Michael Flatté, professor of Physics and Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah Larsen, professor of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ann Marie McCarthy, professor and associate dean, College of Nursing
  • Gary Rosenthal, professor of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine
  • Sara Rynes-Weller, John F. Murray Professor of Management, Tippie College of Business
  • Curt Sigmund, professor and chair of Pharmacology, Carver College of Medicine

2012 recipients (see news release):

  • Karim Abdel-Malek, professor of biomedical engineering, College of Engineering
  • Wallace Alward, Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology, Carver College of Medicine
  • Donald W. Black, professor of psychiatry, Carver College of Medicine
  • James McPherson, professor, Writers' Workshop, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Jonathan Wilcox, John C. Gerber Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law, College of Law

2011 recipients (see news release):

  • Ann Budd, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Geoscience in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • William Clarke, professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health
  • Michael Cohen, professor of pathology and urology in Carver College of Medicine and professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health
  • David Drake, professor of microbiology in the Department of Endodontics and the Dows Institute for Dental Research
  • Milan Sonka, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UI College of Engineering
  • Janet Williams, Kelting Professor of Nursing in the College of Nursing

2010 recipients (see news release):

  • Thomas Boggess, Ph.D., professor of physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Duffel, Ph.D., associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Pharmacy and professor in the Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
  • Sarah England, Ph.D., is a professor in molecular physiology and biophysics in the Carver College of Medicine
  • Witold Krajewski, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering in the College of Engineering
  • Lauren Rabinovitz, Ph.D., professor of American studies and of cinema and comparative literature in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Satish Rao, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine in the Carver College of Medicine

2009 recipients (see news release):

  • Er-Wei Bai, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and professor of radiology in the Carver College of Medicine
  • Mark Blumberg, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Willard Boyd, Rawlings-Miller Professor of Law in the College of Law and president emeritus of The University of Iowa
  • William Coryell, George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry in the Carver College of Medicine and director of inpatient service in psychiatry
  • Katherine Tachau, professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Danial Tranel, professor of neurology in the Carver College of Medicine and professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2008 recipients (see news release):

  • Peter Damiano, professor of preventive and community dentistry and director of the UI Public Policy Center
  • Pamela Geyer, professor of biochemistry in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  • William LaRue Jones, professor and director of orchestral studies in the School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Craig Kletzing, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Sheldon Kurtz, Percy Bordwell Professor of Law
  • Jane Paulsen, professor of psychiatry in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

2007 recipients (see news release):

  • Randall Bezanson, David H. Vernon Professor of Law and former UI vice president for finance
  • Beverly L. Davidson, Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair in the UI Department of Internal Medicine
  • James B. Gloer, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Adelaide "Dee" Morris, John C. Gerber Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ernest Pascarella, Mary Louise Petersen Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education
  • Alec Scranton, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and associate dean for academic programs in the UI College of Engineering

2006 recipients (see news release):

  • Lee Anna Clark, professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and former associate provost for faculty
  • Vicki Grassian, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering in the College of Engineering, and occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health
  • Dennis Harper, professor of pediatrics in the Carver College of Medicine; counseling, rehabilitation, and student development in the College of Education; and health management and policy in the College of Public Health
  • Alan MacVey, professor and head of theatre arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Jarjisu Sa-Aadu, Chester A. Phillips Professor of Business Finance and Real Estate in the Tippie College of Business
  • Clark Stanford, professor of prosthodontics in the College of Dentistry and orthopaedics and rehabilitation in the Carver College of Medicine
  • Kenneth Cmiel, professor of history and American studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and director of the UI Center for Human Rights (posthumous)

2005 recipients (see news release):

  • Judith Aikin, professor of German and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Constance Berman, professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dorothy Johnson, F. Wendell Miller Professor and director of the School of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ronald Lauer, professor emeritus of pediatrics in the Carver College of Medicine and epidemiology in the College of Public Health
  • Raymond Crowe, George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry in the Carver College of Medicine
  • Keela Herr, professor in the College of Nursing

2004 recipients (see news release):

  • Krishnan B. Chandran, Lowell G. Battershell Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Battershell Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and faculty research engineer at IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering
  • Raúl Curto, executive associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics
  • Mary Patricia Donahue, executive associate dean in the College of Nursing and professor of nursing
  • George El-Khoury, professor of radiology and orthopaedics in the Carver College fo Medicine
  • Peverill Squire, professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences