Texas A&M AgriLife’s Shippen, Winemiller named 2019 University Distinguished Professors

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife’s Drs. Dorothy Shippen and Kirk Winemiller, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members at Texas A&M University, have been named 2019 University Distinguished Professors.

Dr. Dorothy Shippen, interim department head and professor in biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University. (Texas A&M AgriLife)

Dr. Kirk Winemiller, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station.

The distinguished university professor is the highest faculty honor and this year seven Texas A&M University scholars received the title. Shippen is an interim department head and professor in biochemistry and biophysics. Winemiller is a Regents Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences.

The designation identifies faculty members who are preeminent in their fields and who have made at least one landmark contribution to their discipline. Their research and advancements are considered central to any narrative of the field.

Past recipients of the lifetime title participate in the selection process, growing the ranks of distinguished professors by just a handful of scholars each year.

In addition to Shippen and Winemiller, the new University Distinguished Professors are:

  • Francois P. Gabbaï, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.
  • Roger E. Howe, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development.
  • Valerie M. Hudson, Department of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service..
  • Richard Miles, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Jörg M. Steiner, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

For more, visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Awards-and-Honors/University-Distinguished-Professor .



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