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Wisconsin Distinguished Professors

The Wisconsin Distinguished Professorship program recognizes and supports professorships in areas of vital or emerging economic significance to the State of Wisconsin. Appointed for a five-year term, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor is an individual whose scholarship and service demonstrates potential impact upon Wisconsin's economy and who would be judged as outstanding by peers and the public alike. Of the 20 professorships currently funded throughout the UW System, seven are at UWM.

Carolyn Aita, Physical Chemistry
She is designing "smart super-plastic" coatings for biomedical applications such as implants and indwelling catheters.
Michael Fendrich, Social Work
Directs the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research and studies the epidemiology of substance abuse.
Arun Garg, Industrial Engineering
Garg's ergonomics work has advanced understanding of repetitive-motion injuries and influenced OSHA policies.
William (Dave) Haseman, MIS
He's consulted nationally and internationally on database design, end-user interfaces, networking, and Internet applications.
Hemant Jain, MIS
Jain focuses on information system agility through Web services, service-oriented architecture and component-based development.
Michael Lovell, Engineering
An expert in the field of tribology, the former dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is now UWM's chancellor.
Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering
His profound impact on cast metal matrix composites is evident in more than 400 publications and presentations and 20 patents.

Description of the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Program


Former UWM Wisconsin Distinguished Professors

S.H. Chan, Mechanical Engineering
At UWM from 1975 to 1999, the former dean of CEAS studied fuel cells, combustion, and thermofluids.

Janis Eells, Health Sciences
Her success in treating poison-induced blindness with near infra-red light holds the promise of a new paradigm in healing.

Norma Lang, Nursing
She is internationally known for establishing the Lang model, which measures nursing quality.

Jay Lee, Industrial Engineering
At UWM until 2005, he researched intelligent automation systems, focusing on intelligent maintenance and self-maintenance systems.

William Raabe, Taxation
A leading tax educator and author, he was at UWM from 1979 to 1996 and a founding member of the Deloitte Multistate Tax Center.

Fatemeh (Mariam) Zahedi, MIS
A Wisconsin Distinguished Professor for 10 years, her studies include behavior issues and theories in Web/interface design.


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