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Faculty Career and Advancement

Regents Professors

The rank of regents professor can be held by no more than 30 Washington State University faculty members at any one time. Promotion to regents professor requires service to the university for at least seven years and attainment of the highest level of professional achievement. Each college may nominate only two faculty members as candidates for this promotion each year. Those who are promoted to regents professor receive a 10 percent raise and are honored at the Celebration of Excellence Dinner at Showcase. Those who are not selected for promotion may be nominated again.

YearName
TitleCurrent/Emeritus
2021Danial BakerProfessor, Department of PharmacotherapyCurrent
2021Maureen Schmitter-EdgecombeProfessor, Department of PsychologyCurrent
2020Katrina MealeyProfessor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Current
2019Douglas CallProfessor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthCurrent
2019Scot HulbertProfessor, Department of Plant PathologyCurrent
2019Jill McCluskeyProfessor, School of Economic SciencesCurrent
2018Diane CookProfessor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceCurrent
2018Hussein ZbibProfessor, School of Mechanical and Materials EngineeringEmeritus
2017Kerry HippsProfessor, Department of ChemistryCurrent
2017Debbie LeeProfessor, Department of EnglishCurrent
2016NANone awarded
2015NANone Awarded
2014Juming TangProfessor and Scientist, Biological Systems Engineering
Current
2014Kelvin G. LynnProfessor of Physics, and Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Director for the Center for Materials Research, George and Diane Conniff Distinguished ProfessorEmeritus
2013Eugene A. RosaProfessor, Department of Sociology, Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy in the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and ServiceEmeritus
2013Terry E. McElwainAssociate Director and Professor, School for Global Animal Health, Executive Director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic LaboratoryEmeritus
2012Thomas W. OkitaProfessor and Scientist, Institute of Biological ChemistryCurrent
2012W. Sue RitterProfessor, Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and PhysiologyEmeritus
2012Michael P. WolcottProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Institute of Sustainable DesignCurrent
2011Sue B. ClarkProfessor, ChemistryCurrent
2011Herbert H. HillProfessor, ChemistryEmeritus
2010Nicholas P. Lovrich
Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor, Political Science and Director, Division of Governmental Studies and ServicesEmeritus
2010C. Richard ShumwayProfessor, School of Economic SciencesEmeritus
2010John W. Wright
Professor, PsychologyEmeritus
2009Wendy C. Brown
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and PathologyEmeritus
2009Mark G. Kuzyk Professor, Physics and AstronomyCurrent
2009 Lance T. LeLoupProfessor, Political Science and Vice Provost, International ProgramsEmeritus
2009 Barry G. SwansonProfessor and Interim Chair, Food Science and Executive Secretary, Faculty SenateEmeritus
2009 Victor VillanuevaEdward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of English and Director of The WSU Writing ProgramEmeritus
 2008Michael D. Griswold
Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences and Dean, College of SciencesCurrent

 2008


Norman G. Lewis
Arthur M. and Kate Eisig-Tode Distinguished Professor and Fellow, and Director of the Institute of Biological ChemistryCurrent

 2008


B. W. Poovaiah
Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape ArchitectureCurrent

2008


Gregory W. Yasinitsky
Meyer Distinguished Professor, School of MusicCurrent

2007


John H. Bodley
Professor, AnthropologyEmeritus

2007


Gerald E. EdwardsProfessor, School of Biological SciencesEmeritus

2007


James M. Krueger
Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and PhysiologyCurrent

2007


Guy H. Palmer
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Director of the School for Global Animal HealthCurrent

2007


Jack D. Rogers
Professor and scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology and Department of Natural Resource SciencesEmeritus

2006


Anjan Bose
Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering, College of Engineering and ArchitectureCurrent

2006


John A. BrowseProfessor, Institute of Biological ChemistryCurrent

2006


Timothy A. KohlerProfessor in the Department of AnthropologyCurrent

2006


John P. Reganold
Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil SciencesCurrent

2006


Michael J. SmerdonProfessor in the School of Molecular BiosciencesCurrent

2005


Yogendra GuptaProfessor of Physics and Director of the Institute for Shock PhysicsCurrent

2005


Leroy Ashby
Claudius O. and Mary Johnson Distinguished Professor of HistoryEmeritus

2005


Brian Lamb
Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atmospheric ResearchEmeritus

2004


Frances K. McSweeney Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of PsychologyEmeritus

2004


J. Thomas Dickinson
Paul A. Anderson Professor, PhysicsEmeritus

2004


Ronald C. Mittelhammer
Professor and Agricultural Economist, Agricultural and Resource EconomicsCurrent
2003
Ralph G.Yount
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, and Professor in Basic Medical Sciences in the School of Molecular BiosciencesEmeritus

2003


Donald DillmanDeputy Director, Research and Development, Social, Economic and Research Center, Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy in the Departments of Sociology and Rural SociologyCurrent

2003


Rodney Croteau
Eisig-Tode Distinguished Professor of Forest Biotechnology, Institute of Biological ChemistryEmeritus