Vanderbilt bestows emeritus and emerita titles, honoring 41 retiring faculty members

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Vanderbilt University is honoring 41 retiring faculty members for their years of service and bestowing on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

A faculty member who has served the university with distinction over a period of years, and whose status remains active until retirement, may, upon recommendation of the appropriate dean and the chancellor, be awarded the title “emeritus” or “emerita” by the Board of Trust.

Read about Vanderbilt’s emeritus and emerita professors for 2021.

  • Susan M. Adams, professor of nursing, emerita
  • John Ahner, professor of mathematics, emeritus
  • James B. Atkinson III, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, emeritus
  • Mark Bandas, dean of students, emeritus
  • George Becker, professor of sociology, emeritus
  • Fred H. Bess, professor of hearing and speech sciences, emeritus
  • William J. Blot, research professor of medicine, emeritus
  • Stephen J. Brandt, professor of medicine, emeritus
  • Dominique Delbeke, professor of radiology and radiological sciences, emerita
  • David K. Dickinson, professor of education, emeritus
  • Peter D. Donofrio, professor of neurology, emeritus
  • Edward H. Friedman, professor of Spanish, emeritus, and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair, Emeritus
  • Cynthia S. Gadd, professor of biomedical informatics, emerita
  • Jay Geller, professor of modern Jewish culture, emeritus
  • George M. Hornberger, University Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus, and University Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Emeritus
  • C. Bruce Hughes, professor of mathematics, emeritus
  • John Lachs, professor of philosophy, emeritus, and Centennial Professor, Emeritus
  • Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita; Mary Jane Werthan Chair of Jewish Studies, Emerita; and University Professor of Jewish Studies, Emerita
  • Lorraine M. López, professor of English, emerita, and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair, Emerita
  • Melanie Lutenbacher, associate professor of nursing, emerita
  • Robert L. Macdonald, professor of neurology, emeritus
  • John McClure, Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship, Emeritus
  • Ann Minnick, professor of nursing, emerita
  • Donald E. Moore Jr., professor of medical education and administration, emeritus
  • Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita
  • Joseph Murphy, professor of education, emeritus
  • Ann Neely, professor of the practice of education, emerita
  • Linda Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, emerita
  • Sheila Ridner, professor of nursing, emerita
  • Joseph Lee Rodgers, professor of psychology and human development, emeritus
  • Samuel A. Santoro, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, emeritus
  • Pamela Schneller, senior lecturer in choral music, emerita
  • James R. Sheller, professor of medicine, emeritus
  • Hortense Spillers, professor of English, emerita, and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair, Emerita
  • Jeremy Spinrad, associate professor of computer science, emeritus
  • Larry L. Swift, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, emeritus
  • Andrew Tomarken, professor of psychology, emeritus
  • Bart Victor, Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership, Emeritus
  • Lynn S. Walker, professor of pediatrics, emerita
  • Frank Wcislo, professor of history and Russian studies, emeritus
  • Elizabeth Weiner, professor in the School of Nursing, emerita, and senior associate dean of informatics, emerita