The University of Missouri Board of Curators recently named five University of Missouri faculty members Curators' Distinguished Professors. A Curators' Distinguished Professorship is the highest and most prestigious academic rank awarded by the Board of Curators. It is awarded to a select few outstanding scholars with established reputations. This year's recipients are:
- Frank O. Bowman, III — MU School of Law
- Noah Heringman — MU College of Arts and Science, Department of English
- Tim Lewis — MU College of Education, Department of Special Education
- Yuwen Zhang – MU College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Additionally, James S. Rikoon, former dean, professor emeritus for the College of Human Environmental Sciences, was named Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus. Rikoon retired in July 2020.
James Noble named chair for Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Kevin Gillis named chair of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering
Nancy Cheak-Zamora named chair of the Maternal and Child Health section of the American Public Health Association
Mizzou Psi Chi named Model Chapter for the second year in a row
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