Duke Announces 2013 Distinguished Professors

25 faculty honored at university ceremony

Duke University has awarded distinguished professorships to 25 members of its faculty.

The professors were recognized at a dinner May 2 at the Washington Duke Inn. The recipients were as follows:

Trinity Arts & Sciences

-- Sarah Beckwith, Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English

-- Richard H. Brodhead, William Preston Few Professor of English

-- Stephen Craig, William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry

-- David Dunson, Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistical Science

-- Laurie L. Patton, Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion

-- Mark Rausher, John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Biology

-- Martin Ruef, Egan Family Professor of Sociology

Divinity School

-- Allen Verhey, Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology

Fuqua School of Business

-- Leslie McFarland Marx, Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Business Administration

School of Law

-- Matthew Adler, Richard and Marcy Horvitz Professor of Law

-- Lawrence G. Baxter, William B. McGuire Professor of the Practice of Law

-- Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law

-- Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law

-- Barak Richman, Edgar P. & Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law

School of Medicine

-- Nancy Andrews, Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Medicine

-- Michael M. Haglund, Duke Surgery Professor of Surgery

-- Glenn Jaffe, Robert Machemer, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology

-- John Perfect, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine

School of Nursing

-- Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Bessie Baker Professor of Nursing

-- Elizabeth I. Merwin, Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing

Pratt School of Engineering

-- Omar M. Knio, Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

-- Guillermo Sapiro, Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

-- Lori A. Setton, William Bevan Professor of Biomedical Engineering

-- Gregg Trahey, Robert Plonsey Professor of Biomedical Engineering

-- Jennifer L. West, Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering

In addition, five new inductees in the Bass Society of Fellows for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research were honored. They were:

Trinity College Arts and Sciences 

-- Anita Tam Layton, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Associate Professor of Mathematics

-- William C. Donahue, Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature

-- Lisa Keister, Gilhuly Family Professor of Sociology 

-- Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies

Pratt School of Engineering

-- Pei Zhong, Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.