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

2018-19 University Faculty Scholars

  • Veronica Augustyn, assistant professor of materials science and engineering
  • Aranya Chakrabortty, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Jason Delborne, associate professor of forestry and environmental resources
  • Robin Dodsworth, associate professor of English
  • Jesse Ellis, associate professor of business management
  • Carla Fröhlich, associate professor of physics
  • Joy Gayles, professor of educational leadership, policy, and human development
  • Reza Ghiladi, associate professor of chemistry
  • Ronalds Gonzalez, assistant professor of forest biomaterials
  • Jane Hoppin, associate professor of biological sciences
  • Rebecca Irwin, professor of applied ecology
  • Jesse Jur, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science
  • John Mattingly, associate professor of nuclear engineering
  • Maria Mayorga, professor of industrial and systems engineering
  • Brendan O’Connor, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Sara Queen, associate professor of architecture
  • Lina Quesada, associate professor of entomology and plant pathology
  • Lauren Schnabel, assistant professor of clinical sciences
  • Margareta Thomson, associate professor of teacher education and learning sciences
  • Laura Widman, assistant professor of psychology