The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.
The UFRF Professors are recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise. In many colleges, this selection process is conducted by a special faculty committee.
“For nearly two decades, the UFRF Professorships have recognized the university’s top faculty researchers,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “Key to the UFRF Professorship selection process is that it is based not only on what these individuals have done in the past, but what they are expected to achieve in the future. These are faculty who we anticipate will continue to generate cutting-edge research well into the future.”
The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant. The professorships are funded from the university’s share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products.
This year’s UFRF Professors are listed below:
Warrington College of Business Administration: Joseph Alba, Distinguished Professor of Marketing
College of Dentistry: Özlem Yilmaz, Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Design, Construction and Planning: Charlie Hailey, Associate Professor of Architecture
College of Education: David J. Therriault; Associate Professor of Education
College of Engineering: Z. Hugh Fan, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Mark E. Orazem, Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Fine Arts: Anna Calluori Holcombe, Professor of Ceramics
Florida Museum of Natural History: Nico Cellinese, Associate Curator of Natural History
College of Health and Human Performance: Thomas L. Clanton, Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: Matthew J. Cohen, Associate Professor of Forest Water Resources and Watershed Systems; Valerie de Crecy-Lagard, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Cell Sciences; Jeffrey B. Jones, Professor of Plant Pathology; G. Cliff Lamb, Professor of Reproductive Physiology; Yuncong Li, Professor of Soil and Water Science; and Lukasz L. Stelinski, Associate Professor of Entomology and Nematology
College of Journalism and Communications: Amy Jo Coffey, Associate Professor of Telecommunication
Levin College of Law: Christine A. Klein, Professor of Law
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Clarence C. Gravlee, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Andrey Korytov, Professor of Physics; Michelle Cailin Mack, Professor of Biology; Joseph G. Meert, Professor of Geological Sciences; and Victoria Emma Pagán, Professor of Classics
College of Medicine: Chen Liu, Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine; Lauren M. McIntyre, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Lyle L. Moldawer, Professor of Surgery; Rolf Renne, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Mark S. Segal, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; and Andrew M. Kaunitz, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Nursing: Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Pharmacy: Charles A. Peloquin, Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
College of Public Health and Health Professions: Catherine Price, Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology
College of Veterinary Medicine: Rosanna Marsella, Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences