Distinguished Professors by Department

American public law, including constitutional law, administrative law and legislation

Department of American Studies

  • Robert Warrior, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Department of Anthropology

Department of Architecture

  • Dan Rockhill, J.L. Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture

Department of Biochemistry

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, KU Biodiversity Institute

Department of Economics

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

  • Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor

Department of Educational Psychology

Department of Educational Psychology, Center for Educ Testing and Evaluation

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Department of English

Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies

  • Allan H. Pasco, Hall Distinguished Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature

Department of Geology

Department of History

Department of Law

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

Department of Molecular Biosciences

  • Berl Oakley, Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department of Political Science

Department of Psychology

Department of Rehab Medicine Education

Department of Sociology

Department of Special Education

  • Michael Wehmeyer, Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education
  • Thomas Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders

  • Mabel L. Rice, Fred and Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies
  • Steve Warren, University Distinguished Professor

Department of Voice & Opera


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences

  • Prakash Pundalik Shenoy, Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence
  • Robert DeYoung, Capitol Federal Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions

Kress Foundation Department of Art History

  • Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History

Law and the Arts, Legal History, Professional Responsibility


Public Affairs & Administration

Special Education

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, joint appointments in the School of Public Affairs & Administration and the School of Law

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