University Faculty Scholars

Our University Faculty Scholars Program provides faculty a permanent increase to their base salary to support their academic endeavors.

Rewarding Faculty Leaders

The Provost’s Office oversees the University Faculty Scholars Program, which was established by Chancellor Randy Woodson in 2012. The program recognizes and rewards emerging academic leaders who demonstrate significant achievement.

Each year, approximately twenty tenured or tenure-track faculty scholars are identified to receive this honor.  Faculty members selected as University Faculty Scholars carry the title for the duration of their faculty appointment at NC State and receive an increase to their base salary.

Selected Scholars

Since the University Faculty Scholars program began in 2012, 170 faculty have received this honor. Here’s the most recent class of scholars.

2019-20 University Faculty Scholars

  • Kimberly Allen, associate professor of agricultural and human sciences
  • Alper Bozkurt, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Ashley Brown, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
  • Emiel DenHartog, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science
  • Umut Dur, associate professor of economics
  • Anna Egalite, assistant professor of educational leadership, policy and human development
  • Tiegang Fang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Brian Floyd, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • DeLeon Gray, associate professor of teacher education and learning sciences
  • Derek Ham, assistant professor of graphic design and industrial design
  • Katie Jennings, associate professor of horticulture science
  • Cristina Lanzas, associate professor of population health and pathobiology
  • Jeff Mielke, professor of English
  • Shevaun Neupert, professor of psychology
  • Peter Ojiambo, professor of entomology and plant pathology
  • Christopher Osburn, associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Benjamin Reading, assistant professor of applied ecology
  • Reade Roberts, associate professor of biological sciences
  • Lynsey Romo, associate professor of communication
  • Erik Santiso, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Robert Scheller, professor of forestry and environmental resources
  • Erin Seekamp, professor of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • Ross Sozzani, associate professor of plant and microbial biology
  • Casey Theriot, assistant professor of population health and pathobiology