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Vanderbilt University honors 25 as emeriti faculty; Zeppos appointed chancellor emeritus

by May. 10, 2019, 10:00 AM

Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony on May 10. (Vanderbilt University)
Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony on May 10. (Vanderbilt University)

Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

In addition, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was appointed chancellor emeritus, effective Aug. 15, 2019. Zeppos announced April 2 that he will step down as Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor on Aug. 15 after more than a decade in the role. He plans to take a yearlong sabbatical before returning to the faculty as professor of law.

Read about Vanderbilt’s emeritus and emerita professors for 2019.

  • David M. Bader, professor of medicine, emeritus
  • Richard M. Blackett, professor of history, emeritus
  • Frank H. Boehm, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, emeritus
  • Aaron Bertrand (Randy) Brill, research professor of radiology and radiological sciences, emeritus
  • Andrew F. Daughety, professor of economics, emeritus, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair, Emeritus
  • John H. Exton, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, emeritus
  • Kenneth F. Galloway, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, Emeritus; dean of the School of Engineering, emeritus
  • Debra Coleman Jeter, professor of accounting, emerita
  • Gennadi Kasparov, professor of mathematics, emeritus
  • Joan E. King, professor of nursing, emerita
  • David M. Miller III, professor of cell and developmental biology, emeritus
  • Randolph A. Miller, professor of biomedical informatics, emeritus
  • Bruce I. Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus
  • Robert H. Ossoff, professor of otolaryngology, emeritus
  • Michael R. Petracek, professor of cardiac surgery, emeritus
  • Jennifer F. Reinganum, professor of economics, emerita; E. Bronson Ingram Chair in Economics, Emerita
  • John J. Rieser, professor of psychology and human development, emeritus
  • Earl Ruley, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, emeritus
  • Virginia M. Scott, professor of French, emerita
  • Mitchell A. Seligson, Centennial Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
  • Barbara Stengel, professor of the practice of education, emerita
  • William G. Wiggins, professor of timpani and percussion, emeritus
  • Phillip E. Williams, research professor of surgery, emeritus
  • James E. Wittig, associate professor of materials science and engineering, emeritus
  • Keith D. Wrenn, professor of emergency medicine, emeritus

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