Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Program

The purpose of WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Program is to provide prestigious recognition to outstanding members of the WSU faculty, to encourage teaching, scholarship, and research of the highest quality, to assist in the recruitment and retention of outstanding WSU faculty members, and to provide funds that will enable faculty to further their professional academic objectives.

The key features of WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Program are:

  • Faculty members selected will be recognized with the title WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor, a title that will be retained throughout his or her tenure at WSU and upon retirement from WSU will carry the title WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
  • To be eligible to be considered for the WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor, a candidate needs to have been a member of the WSU faculty for at least five years, must be tenured, and must carry the title of full professor. Current administrators are not eligible.
  • Nominees will be screened and evaluated by a selected group of senior faculty and academic administrators appointed by the Provost.
  • The final selection of the awardees will be recommended by the President of the University to the Board of Trustees for approval.
  • The WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor awardees will formally receive the award at the spring WSU commencement exercises.
  • Each WSU Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor awardee will receive a cash award in the total amount of $16,000, payable over four (4) years in the amount of $4,000 per year as a salary supplement or funds for professional development or research support. Payments will continue only as long as the awardee remains employed by WSU until the full $16,000 is received.

Brady Presidential Distinguished Professors:

2013 - Hal Crimmel, Adam Johnston, Shane Schvaneveldt  
2012 - Diane M. Kawamura, John Mukum Mbaku
2011 - Brooke Arkush, Judy Elsley, Yu-Jane Yang
2010 - John Cavitt, Lauren Fowler, Edward Walker
2009 - Jim Christian, Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Susan Matt, Adolph Yonkee
2008 - Brad Carroll, Brian Davis
2007 - Eric Amsel, Yasmen Simonian, Michael Wutz
2006 - Craig Oberg, Gene Sessions, Samuel Zeveloff