21 Texas A&M University Scholars named in 2018 Impact Fellows

Posted: 4:20 PM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 22:56:35Z
21 Texas A&M University Scholars named in 2018 Impact Fellows

The second class of Presidential Impact Fellows has been announced by Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young and Provost and Executive Vice President Carol Fierke.

This particular honor is one of most prestigious recognition for scholarly impact presented to Texas A&M faculty. Twenty-one faculty members come from across 16 of A&M’s colleges and schools, two branch campuses and comprehensive University Libraries.

Each honoree will receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for the next three fiscal years in order to accelerate their teaching, research and service efforts, as well as receiving the lifetime title of Presidential Impact Fellow.

“Texas A&M University is proud to invest in our amazing faculty who continue to make significant impacts through teaching, research and service efforts,” Young said. “These rising stars are meeting the challenges in their field and demonstrating what influence they have toward creating a better world.”

The 2018 Presidential Impact Fellows will be formally recognized in a ceremony on Thursday. Ceremony invitees and attendees will include many of the Fellows’ senior mentors, the 2017 inaugural class of Presidential Impact Fellows, University Distinguished Professors and members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

“This honor is clear recognition of the excellence of these faculty in their scholarly endeavors,” Fierke said. “They are among the nation’s very best and will continue for many years to make transformational impacts that reach far beyond the walls of Texas A&M.”

A list of all 2018 honorees are:

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences:

  • Zach N. Adelman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Entomology
  • Kerri Gehring, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Science

College of Architecture:

  • Ann McNamara, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Visualization

Mays Business School:

  • Nathan Y. Sharp, Ph.D., Associate Professor and PwC Professor, Department of Accounting
  • Shrihari (Hari) Sridhar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Center for Executive Development Professor, and Research Director, Professional Selling Initiative

College of Education & Human Development:

  • Jamilia Blake, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

College of Engineering:

  • Diego Donzis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Jodie L. Lutkenhaus, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering

College of Geosciences:

  • Kathleen O’Reilly, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography

The Bush School of Government & Public Service:

  • Raymond Robertson, Ph.D., Roy and Helen Ryu Professor of Economics and Government, Department of International Affairs

School of Law:

  • Lisa T. Alexander, J.D., Professor of Law and Co-Director, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law

College of Liberal Arts:

  • Heidi A. Campbell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication
  • Matthew Fuhrmann, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science

University Libraries:

  • Margaret Foster, MPH, MS, Associate Professor, Medical Sciences Library

College of Medicine:

  • Helene Andrews-Polymenis, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology

School of Public Health:

  • Hye-Chung Kum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management

College of Science:

  • Wenshe Liu, Ph.D., Professor and Holder of Gradipore Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • Saskia Mioduszewski, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Eric Rowell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematics

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences:

  • Michael Criscitiello, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Research and GraduateStudies, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Albert Mulenga, Ph.D., Professor & Associate Department Head for Research & Graduate Studies, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

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