Professorships, Endowed Chairs and University Distinguished Professors

Hodes Family Dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine
To support the dean of the college and support business management teaching, training, curriculum and courses for students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dean Bonnie Rush

Pet Tribute Professorship
The recipient of this fellowship exhibits scholarly excellence, good communication and leadership skills and whose peers recognize the candidate for her compassion and true professionalism when working with clients, their owners and students.
Dr. Mary Bagladi-Swanson

Dr. James B. Nichols Master of Public Health Professorship
This appointment is in honor of Dr. James B. Nichols to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty as well as be the Director of the MPH program.
Dr. Ellyn Mulcahy

Dr. Robert MacDonald Professorship
This appointment is to perpetuate the memory and honor of Dr. Robert MacDonald to recruit and retain a faculty member based on professionalism, character and achievements in the field of safe food production from livestock as exemplified by Dr. MacDonald.
Dr. David Renter

Dr. Wayne and Hilda Appleton Professorship
The appointment is intended to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Appleton graduated in the class of 1942 and served as a mixed animal practitioner and swine producer.
Dr. Jishu Shi

Edgar E. and M. Elisabeth Coleman Chair in Veterinary Medicine
This appointment is in honor of Edgar and Elisabeth Edgar and recognizes excellence in veterinary medical genetics within the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Robert L. Larson

Roy and Lucille M. Doughman Professorship in Small Animal Surgery
This appointment is in honor of Roy and Lucille M. Doughman with the intent to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty to the College of Veterinary Medicine in small animal medicine.
Dr. Walter Renberg

Edwin J. Frick Chair in Veterinary Medicine
This appointment is in honor of Dr. E.J. Frick and recognizes a faculty member with a national and international reputation in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Michael D. Apley

Steven and Colleen Hodes Professorship in Veterinary Medicine
This appointment is in honor of Steven and Colleen Hodes with the intent to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty to the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Ken Harkin

Morgan K. “Al” Jarvis Chair in Veterinary Medicine
This appointment is in honor of Morgan K. Jarvis with the intent to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty to the College of Veterinary Medicine in small animal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Tom Schermerhorn

The W.S. and E.C. Jones Departmental Chair of Clinical Epidemiology
This appointment is in honor of W.S. and E.C. Jones with the intent to recruit and retain a scientific leader in the area of veterinary clinical epidemiology.
Dr. Mike Sanderson

Dr. Roy Walter Upham Endowed Professorship
This appointment is in honor of Dr. Roy Walter Upham and recognizes senior leadership in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. T.G. Nagaraja

Ronald J. Marler Veterinary Pathology Professorship
This appointment is in honor of Dr. Ronald J. Marler, dean from 1994-1997, and to recruit and retain a professor and veterinary pathologists who has a high impact on veterinary students, pathology residents and/or graduate students through teach veterinary pathology, mentoring and conducting diagnostic service.
Dr. Brandon Plattner

 

University Distinguished Professors

The title of University Distinguished Professor is a lifetime title that represents the highest honor Kansas State University can bestow on its faculty, an award that recognizes those making outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and service to their professions and communities. University Distinguished Professors are appointed following a University-wide competition held by the Provost. Full list of all Kansas State University's University Distinguished Professors.

Dr. Hans Coetzee (2022) - University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Roman Ganta (2022) - University Distinguished Professor

Dr. David Poole (2018) - University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Timothy Musch (2017) - University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Steve Higgs (2013) – University Distinguished Professor

Dr. T.G. Nagaraja (2008) – University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jürgen A. Richt (2008) – Regents Distinguished Professor, University Distinguished Professor and KBA Eminent Scholar

Dr. M.M. Chengappa (2003) – University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Frank Blecha (2001) – University Distinguished Professor

Retired - Emeritus

Dr. Michael W. Dryden (2011)– University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere (2013) – Regents Distinguished Research Scholar and University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jim Riviere (2013) – University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Daniel C. Marcus (2006) – University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Philine Wangemann (2008) – University Distinguished Professor

Honorary University Distinguished Professors

Dr. James R. Coffman (2004) – Honorary University Distinguished Professor