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Seven CALS faculty honored with Vilas professorship, awards

Seven CALS faculty members, listed below, were among 24 UW–Madison faculty selected to receive Vilas professorships and awards this year. The awards are supported by the estate of professor, U.S. Senator and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships
Seven professors were named to Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships, an award recognizing distinguished scholarship as well as standout efforts in teaching and service. The professorship provides five years of flexible funding — two-thirds of which is provided by the Office of the Provost through the generosity of the Vilas trustees and one-third provided by the school or college whose dean nominated the winner.

  • Adena Rissman, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Awards
Eleven professors received Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Awards, recognizing research and teaching excellence. The award provides flexible research funding for one year.

  • Andrew Bent, Plant Pathology
  • Paul Mitchell, Agricultural & Applied Economics

Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Awards
Six professors received Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Awards, recognizing research and teaching excellence in faculty who are relatively early in their careers. The award provides flexible research funding for one year.

  • Amaya Atucha, Horticulture
  • Jeffrey Endelman, Horticulture
  • John Pool, Genetics
  • Monica White, Community and Environmental Sociology

View the full list of awardees.