Elected memberships or fellowships in national organizations recognize faculty members' distinguished and continuing achievements in their fields.

Iowa is fortunate to be the home of a number of faculty who have been elected to the most prestigious national organization in their field.

Memberships identified by the National Research Council (NRC) as "highly prestigious" are indicated below with a diamond symbol (♦).

Updated June 2024

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Peer-elected members and international members of the NAE are senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers. The NAE is part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: Provided to nominators.
Additional information: NAE website

University of Iowa Members

*emeritus/retired faculty

Member Department Election Year
Witold F. Krajewski Civil and Environmental Engineering 2021
Jerald L. Schnoor Civil and Environmental Engineering 1999

 

Founded in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)'s mission is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.  It is part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: February 1
Additional information: NAM website

University of Iowa Members

*emeritus/retired faculty

MemberDepartmentElection Year
Francois M. Abboud*Internal Medicine1988
Edwin G. AbelNeuroscience & Pharmacology2019
Nancy C. Andreasen*Psychiatry1992
Joseph A. BuckwalterOrthopedics and Rehabilitation2004
Kathleen C. Buckwalter*Nursing1999
Kevin P. CampbellMolecular Physiology and Biophysics1999
John W. Colloton*University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics1987
Susan J. Curry*Health Management & Policy2010
Bruce J. GantzOtolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery2000
Denise J. JamiesonUniversity of Iowa Health Care2020
James A. Merchant*Occupational & Environmental Health1998
Jeffrey C. Murray*Pediatrics2005
Jennifer R. Niebyl*Obstetrics and Gynecology1997
Corinne Peek-Asa*Occupational and Environmental Health2020
Christine PetersenEpidemiology2022
Deb Schwinn*Anesthesia2002
Val C. SheffieldPediatrics2005
Richard J. SmithOtolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery2006
Robert B. Wallace*Epidemiology2001
Ronald J. WeigelSurgery2018
Michael J. WelshInternal Medicine1997

 

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: Provided to nominators.
Additional information: NAS website

University of Iowa Members

*emeritus/retired faculty

Member Department Election Year
Kevin P. Campbell Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2004
Michael J. Welsh Internal Medicine 2000

 

Other Academies and Organizations

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society and independent research center whose elected members are leaders from across disciplines and professions. 

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: Provided to nominators.
Additional information: Academy website

University of Iowa Members

*emeritus/retired faculty

Member Department Election Year
Francois M. Abboud* Internal Medicine 1997
Nancy C. Andreasen* Psychiatry 2002
Kevin P. Campbell Molecular Physiology & Biophysics 2006
Herbert Hovenkamp* Law 2007
Linda K. Kerber* History 1997
Marilynne Robinson* Writers' Workshop 2010
Val C. Sheffield Pediatrics  2020
Garrett Stewart English 2010
Michael J. Welsh Internal Medicine 1998

The American Academy of Nursing's mission is to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.  Its members are accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research.

Application/Nomination information: Applicants must be sponsored by two Fellows in good standing.
Deadline: mid-February
Additional information: Academy website

University of Iowa Fellows

*emeritus/retired faculty

FellowTitleElection Year
Harleah BuckProfessor 
Kathleen Buckwalter*Professor Emeritus 
Gloria Bulechek*Professor Emeritus 
Patricia Clinton*Professor Emeritus2013
Laura CullenAdjunct Clinical Instructor / EBP Scientist 
Kennith CulpProfessor 
Sandra Daack-HirschAssociate Professor2018
M. Patricia Donohue*Professor Emeritus 
Geraldene Felton*Professor Emeritus 
Sue GardnerProfessor 2013
Kirsten HanrahanAdjunct Assistant Professor / Director, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice2019
Keela HerrKelting Professor in Nursing 
Diane Huber*Professor Emeritus 
Maria Lindell JosephProfessor (Clinical)2018
Karen Dunn LopezAssociate Professor2021
Ann Marie MCarthyProfessor 
Lou Ann MontgomeryAdjunct Clinical Associate Professor / Director, Professional Development and Advanced Practice, UIHC2021
Sue Moorhead*Associate Professor2013
Barbara RakelProfessor2013
Ann Rhodes*Professor (Clinical)2014
Jill Scott-Cawiezell*Professor Emeritus 
Marianne SmithAssociate Professor2014
Barbara St. MarieAssistant Professor2020
Julie Stanik-HuttProfessor (Clinical)  
Victoria Steelman*Associate Professor Emeritus 
Janette TaylorAssociate Professor 
Edward Thompson*Professor Emeritus 
Judy VergerAdjunct Clinical Professor2017
Carol WatsonAdjunct Clinical Professor 
Janet WilliamsProfessor 
Julie ZerwicKelting Dean2008

 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society.  Fellows are scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines.

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: mid-April
Additional information: AAAS website

University of Iowa Fellows

*emeritus/retired faculty

FellowDepartmentElection Year
Edwin G. AbelNeuroscience and Pharmacology2015
Nancy C. Andreasen*Psychiatry1998
Gail A. BishopMicrobiology and Immunology2019
Mark S. BlumbergPsychological and Brain Sciences2021
Ann F. Budd*Earth and Environmental Sciences2018
Garry R. BuettnerRadiation Oncology2008
Azeez ButaliIowa Institute for Oral Health2022
Kevin CampbellMolecular Physiology and Biophysics2023
Russell L. Ciochon*Anthropology2005
Renee ColeChemistry2021
Raul CurtoMathematics2010
John E. Donelson*Biochemistry 
Michael Feiss*Microbiology and Immunology2023
Michael E. FlattePhysics and Astronomy2007
Don C. Fowles*Psychological and Brain Sciences 
Robert G. FranciscusAnthropology2014
Joseph Frankel*Biology1984
Bernd Fritzsch*Biology2009
Pamela GeyerBiochemistry2015
Erin E. IrishBiology2004
Philip E. Kaaret*Physics and Astronomy2006
Alan R. KayBiology2008
John C. Keller*Dental Research1999
Grazyna KochanskaPsychological and Brain Sciences2022
Amnon Kohen*Chemistry2015
Witold F. KrajewskiCivil and Environmental Engineering2021
Damian KrysanPediatrics2015
Philip C. Kutzko*Mathematics2010
Jim (Jung-Ching) Lin*Biology2005
Susan LutgendorfPsychology and Brain Sciences2021
Leonard R. MacGillivrayChemistry2012
George P. Malanson*Geographical and Sustainability Sciences2003
Linda Maxson*Biology1985
Paul B. McCrayPediatrics2013
Bob McMurrayPsychological and Brain Sciences2023
Jeffrey C. Murray*Pediatrics2014
Vasu Nair*Chemistry 
Stanley PerlmanMicrobiology and Immunology2011
David H. PriceBiochemistry2013
Jean E. Robillard*Molecular Physiology and Biophysics1999
Peter A. RubensteinBiochemistry2014
Aliasger SalemPharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics 2021
Madeline A. SheaBiochemistry2018
David R. Soll*Biology2005
Barbara A. Stay*Biology1962
Mark F. Stinski*Microbiology and Immunology2007
Luke TierneyStatistics and Actuarial Science2021
Daniel TranelPsychological and Brain Sciences2017
Lori WallrathBiochemistry and Molecular Biology2023
Edward A. WassermanPsychological and Brain Sciences2021
Michael J. WelshInternal Medicine1999
David F. WiemerChemistry2006
Marc S. WoldBiochemistry2008
Chun-Fang WuBiology2005
Li WuMicrobiology and Immunology2017

 

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) provides leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.  AIMBE Fellows represent the most accomplished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering.

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: June 30
Additional information: AIMBE website

University of Iowa Fellows

*emeritus/retired faculty

FellowDepartmentElection Year
Donald AndersonOrthopedics and Rehabilitation2022
Joseph E. BuckwalterOrthopedics and Rehabilitation1993
Thomas L. CasavantElectrical & Computer Engineering2013
Krishnan Chandran*Biomedical Engineering1995
Gary ChristensenElectrical & Computer Engineering2022
Eric HoffmanRadiology2000
Tae-Hong LimBiomedical Engineering2007
Ching-Long LinMechanical Engineering2013
Joon Park*Biomedical Engineering1996
Madhavan L. RaghavanBiomedical Engineering2016
Joseph M. ReinhardtBiomedical Engineering2006
Punam Kumar SahaElectrical & Computer Engineering2017
Aliasger K. SalemPharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics2018
Milan SonkaElectrical & Computer Engineering2006
David G. WilderBiomedical Engineering2010

 

The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: Provided to nominators.
Additional information: ALI website

University of Iowa Fellows

*emeritus/retired faculty

FellowTitle
Gail Agrawal*Dean Emerita and F. Wendell Miller Professor of Law
Eric Andersen*Professor of Law Emeritus
Arthur Bonfield*Allan D. Vestal Chair and Associate Dean Emeritus
Ann EstinAliber Family Chair in Law
Thomas GallanisAllan D. Vestal Chair in Law
N. William Hines*Joseph F. Rosenfield Professor and Dean Emeritus
Emily HughesAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Bouma Fellow in Law
Sheldon Kurtz*David H. Vernon Professor of Law Emeritus
Robert T. MillerAssociate Dean for Faculty Development and F. Arnold Daum Chair in Corporate Finance and Law
Christopher OdinetProfessor of Law and Michael & Brenda Sandler Fellow in Corporate Law
Todd PettysH. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation
Lea VanderVeldeJosephine R. Witte Chair
Kevin WashburnN. William Hines Dean and Professor of Law
Adrien WingAssociate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and Bessie Dutton Murray Professor

Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields. 

Application/Nomination information: Nominations are restricted to members.
Deadline: Provided to nominators.
Additional information: American Philosophical Society

University of Iowa Members

*emeritus/retired faculty

Member Department Election Year
Linda K. Kerber* History 2006