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First Ever Distinguished Professor Rank


Shreeve

Jean’ne Shreeve

Duane Nellis, president, congratulates Jean’ne Shreeve on her selection as one of the first three faculty members awarded the title of distinguished professor. Shreeve, a professor of chemistry, is internationally known for her work in fluorine chemistry. She’s been a pioneer in many respects – as a woman in science; as a researcher of exceptional note; and as an extraordinary champion of the University. She has authored nearly 500 peer-reviewed papers and been an inspiration for her graduate research students. She has served as a professor, department chair, and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Last year, she was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Bukovich

Dan Bukvich

Duane Nellis, president, and Doug Baker, provost, congratulate Dan Bukvich on his selection as one of the first three faculty members awarded the title of distinguished professor. Appointed in 1977, Bukvich, a professor of music, has achieved international recognition as a composer in a variety of musical genres. He has received exemplary reviews from faculty and students. Among his many accomplishments is the popular Holiday Concert that brings thousands to the University each December as well as serving as a bridge between youth musicians and the University of Idaho..

Scott

Michael Scott

Duane Nellis, president, and Doug Baker, provost, congratulate Michael Scott on his selection as one of the first three faculty members awarded the title of distinguished professor. Scott, a professor of fish and wildlife resources, joined the University in 1986. Though he’s just recently announced his retirement, his vision and leadership will be a lasting legacy. He helped establish gap analysis as an approach to conservation planning worldwide. He’s been an active researcher and promoter of cross-disciplinary studies. During his tenure, he’s authored nine books and more than 200 papers while also receiving more than 20 national and international awards.


The University of Idaho honored three longtime faculty members with the newly established rank of University Distinguished Professor during the institution’s annual Excellence Awards Monday, April 18, at the Moscow campus.

Dan Bukvich, professor of music; Mike Scott, professor of fish and wildlife; and Jean’ne Shreeve, professor of chemistry, were selected as the inaugural recipients of the new academic rank.

“The University of Idaho is known for student success and statewide leadership because of the investment we make in our disciplines,” said M. Duane Nellis, president. “Our faculty excellence is recognized and honored nationally and internationally, but even in the midst of our remarkable faculty, there are those individuals who serve as exemplars. They define excellence in very exceptional ways.”

The new rank will be bestowed to recognize “sustained excellence, as judged by peers, in scholarly, creative, and artistic achievement; breadth and depth of teaching in their discipline; and university service as well as service involving the application of scholarship, creative, or artistic activities that address the needs of one or more external publics.”