Economist, Mathematician Awarded Distinguished Professorships

Arcidiacono and Zhao

Duke University has awarded distinguished professorships to 24 faculty members representing five Duke colleges and schools. The 2022 honorees, as well as those distinguished professors named in 2021 and 2020, were recognized by President Vincent Price and Provost Sally Kornbluth during a reception at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center Wednesday evening.

Appointment to a distinguished professorship is the highest honor the university can bestow upon a member of the faculty, recognizing faculty who are well-established members of the Duke academic community and who have also achieved distinction as creative scholars in their field or in their ability to transcend disciplines.

In addition to their outstanding records of achievement, Kornbluth noted that the recipients of distinguished professorships “have also demonstrated great promise for continued scholarly excellence.”

Price told honorees that while Duke is well known for its physical infrastructure, “What makes Duke truly exceptional is our human infrastructure—the faculty and staff who work tirelessly each day to educate the leaders of tomorrow, improve countless lives, and shape Duke’s identity.”

The new recipients are:

Divinity School

Brent Strawn, Moody Smith Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, effective July 1, 2022

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Kenneth Brown, Michael Fitzpatrick Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1, 2021*

Sharon Gerecht, Paul M. Gross Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2022

Jungsang Kim, Schiciano Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1, 2021*

Lingchong You, James L. Meriam Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2021*

 

School of Medicine

Annunziato Amendola, Virginia Flowers Baker Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective July 1, 2022

Nicolas Brunel, Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, effective July 1, 2022

Carolyn Coyne, George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Immunology, effective July 1, 2022

David A D'Alessio, James B. Wyngaarden Distinguished Professor of Medicine, effective July 1, 2022

Sandeep S. Dave, Wellcome Clinical Distinguished Professor of Medicine, effective July 1, 2022

David Harold Harpole Jr., George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Cancer, effective July 1, 2022

Josh Huang, Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, effective July 1, 2022

Jeffrey R. Marks, Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Distinguished Professor of Experimental Surgery, effective July 1, 2022

Carmelo Alessio Milano, Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Distinguished Professor of Experimental Surgery, effective July 1, 2022

Steven Arthur Olson, Goldner Jones Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective July 1, 2022

Scott Michael Palmer Jr., Donald F. Fortin, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine, effective July 1, 2022

David Simms Ruch, Virginia Flowers Baker Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective July 1, 2022

Ehsan Samei, Reed and Martha Rice Distinguished Professor of Radiology, effective July 1, 2022

Geeta Krishna Swamy, Haywood Brown, MD Distinguished Professor of Women's Health, effective July 1, 2022

Raphael H. Valdivia, Nanaline H. Duke Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, effective July 1, 2022

Christopher G. Willett, Mark W. Dewhirst Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology, effective July 1, 2022

 

School of Nursing

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Bessie Baker Distinguished Professor of Nursing, effective Nov. 1, 2021*

 

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Peter Arcidiacono, William Henry Glasson Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2022

Hongkai Zhao, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor, effective July 1, 2022

*Appointment awarded in 2021 and announced in 2022.