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The Inauguration of Douglas D. Baker - 12th President of Northern Illinois University

Presidential Research Professors

The NIU Presidential Research Professorships were established in spring 1982 in recognition and support of the research and artistic mission of the university. Recipients of this award are selected on the basis on significant and sustained scholarly or creative work, including the achievement of national or international reputation in their individual fields. Up to three such professorships are granted each year, providing budgetary support and released time for research or artistic activities. After four years as a Presidential Research Professor, each of these eminent faculty members is designated a Distinguished Research Professor.

2013-2017

Elizabeth Gaillard, Department of Biological Sciences
Wei Luo, Department of Geography
Philippe Piot, Department of Physics

2012-2016

Joseph Magliano, Department of Psychology 

2011-2015

Dhiman Chakraborty, Department of Physics
Richard King, Department of Biological Sciences 

2010-2014

Jeff Kowalski, Department of Art History
Amy Newman, Department of English
Zhili Xiao, Department of Physics

2009-2013

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2013
Reed Scherer
, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Larry Arnhart
, Department of Political Science
Michel van Veenendaal, Department of Physics

2008-2012

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2012
Mohsen Pourahmadi
, Division of Statistics
John Skowronski, Department of Psychology


2007-2011

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2011
Winifred Creamer
, Department of Anthropology
Nader Ebrahimi, Division of Statistics
Heide Fehrenbach, Department of History

2006-2010

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2010
Courtlandt Bohn, Department of Physics
David Buller, Department of Philosophy
Kenton Clymer, Department of History

2005-2009

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2009
James Corwin, Department of Psychology
Stephen Martin, Department of Physics
Donald Richgels, Department of Literacy Education

2004-2008

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2008
Andrea Bonnicksen, Department of Political Science
Michael Gonzales, Department of History
Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2003-2007

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2007
William Baker, University Libraries and Department of English
Christine Worobec, Department of History

2002-2006

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2006
J. Michael Parrish, Department of Biological Sciences
Rangaswamy "Nathan" Meganathan, Department of Biological Sciences
Frederick Bloom, Department of Mathematical Sciences

2001-2005

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2005
Paul Loubere, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Biswa Nath Datta, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Narayan Hosmane, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2000-2004

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2004
Gerald Blazey, Department of Physics
David Kyvig, Department of History
Susan Vogel, Department of Literacy Education

1999-2003

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2003
Stephen Duke, School of Music
Peter Meserve, Department of Biological Sciences
Bogdan Dabrowski, Department of Physics

1998-2002

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2002
Daniel Gebo, Department of Anthropology
Theodore Kisiel, Department of Philosophy
David Hedin, Department of Physics
Lee Barnes Peck, School of Art

1997-2001

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2001
Jozef Bujarski, Department of Biological Sciences
Marilyn Frank-Stromborg, School of Nursing
Jindrich Necas, Department of Mathematical Sciences

1996-2000

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 2000
Harold I. Brown, Department of Philosophy
Stephen Haliczer, Department of History

1995-1999

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1999
Sylvia Huot, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Robin D. Rogers, Department of Chemistry
Anton Zettl, Department of Mathematical Sciences

1994-1998

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1998
Cecil H. Brown, Department of Anthropology
Samuel Kinser, Department of History
Ross D. Powell, Department of Geology

1993-1997

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1997
Stephen Foster, Department of History
Michael Gelven, Department of Philosophy
Fred H. Smith, Department of Anthropology

1992-1996

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1996
Joel S. Milner, Department of Psychology
Sean Shesgreen, Department of English
James F. Willott, Department of Psychology

1991-1995

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1995
Jonathan H. Berg, Department of Geology
Marvin A. Powell, Jr., Department of History
Patricia S. Vary, Department of Biological Sciences

1990-1994

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1994
Martin Lorenz, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Alan C. Repp, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education
Charles W. Spangler, Department of Chemistry

1989-1993

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1993
Hsin Yi Ling, Department of Geology
Benjamin L. Mahmoud, School of Art
Bruce White, School of Art

1988-1992

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1992
James E. Erman, Department of Chemistry
Stephen R. Kern, Department of History

1987-1991

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1991
Thomas C. Wiegele, Department of Political Science
John L.A. Mitchell, Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry

1986-1990

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1990
Thomas D. Rossing, Department of Physics
Jordan A. Schwarz, Department of History

1985-1989

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1989
Martin F. Kaplan, Department of Psychology
Dennis N. Kevill, Department of Chemistry

1983-1987

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1987
Zdenek Hurych, Department of Physics
Lucien H. Stryk, Department of English

1982-1986

Elevated to Distinguished Research Professor, 1986
Carl H. Albright, Department of Physics
Jan M. Bach, School of Music
David F. Driesbach, Department of Art
Arnold E. Hampel, Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
Clyde W. Kimball, Department of Physics
Paul J. Kleppner, Departments of History and Political Science
W. Bruce Lincoln, Department of History
Wallace R. McAllister, Department of Psychology