North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today the 2014-15 University Faculty Scholars, top NC State early- and mid-career faculty who will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors. The recognition and reward program is part of the university’s strategic initiative to invest in and retain top faculty.
Those eligible for awards include assistant professors who have been reappointed for a second term; associate professors; and full professors within the first three years of appointment at that rank. Nominees were evaluated based on evidence of their significant achievements in scholarship, teaching and/or service appropriate to their rank and discipline.
Faculty members are nominated by their colleges and selected by a committee of senior faculty.
This year’s class of University Faculty Scholars includes:
- Subhashish Bhattacharya, professor of electrical and computer engineering
- Jason Bocarro, associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism management
- Ignazio Carbone, associate professor of plant pathology
- Benjamin Chapman, associate professor of youth, family and community sciences
- David Hill, associate professor of architecture
- Sharon Joines, associate professor of graphic design and industrial design
- Ramsey Lewis, associate professor of crop science
- Christian Maltecca, associate professor of animal science
- Christopher Mayhorn, professor of psychology
- Adam Meade, professor of psychology
- Nils Peterson, associate professor of forestry and environmental resources
- Brian Reich, associate professor of statistics
- Renzo Shamey, professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science
- Eric Stone, associate professor of biological sciences
- Siddhartha Thakur, associate professor of population health and pathobiology
- Eric Wiebe, professor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education
- Yaroslava Yingling, associate professor of materials science and engineering
- Michael Young, professor of computer science