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, 126 faculty have received this honor. Here’s the most recent class of scholars.

2017-18 University Faculty Scholars

  • Helen Armstrong, associate professor of graphic design and industrial design
  • François Birgand, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering
  • DelWayne Bohnenstiehl, associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Matthew Booker, associate professor of history
  • Philip Bradford, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science
  • Jeni Burnette, associate professor of psychology
  • Hannah Burrack, professor of entomology and plant pathology and extension specialist
  • Huaiyu Dai, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Joseph DeCarolis, associate professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering
  • Jing Feng, associate professor of psychology
  • Steven Frank, associate professor of entomology and plant pathology
  • Paul Fyfe, associate professor of English
  • J. Aaron Hipp, associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • James LeBeau, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • John Meitzen, associate professor of biological sciences
  • Susana Milla-Lewis, associate professor of crop and soil sciences
  • Soonhye Park, associate professor of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
  • Jeffrey Pollack, associate professor of management, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Marc Russo, associate professor of art and design
  • Xipeng Shen, associate professor of computer science