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Regents Professors

Honoring SFA teaching and research

On October 27, 1979, the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents established a program to honor outstanding teaching and research contributions of SFA faculty members. The title of Regents Professor is the highest honor that the university may bestow upon a member of the faculty. To date, 56 SFA faculty members have been named Regents Professors.

For many years, two Regents Professors were named each year, one in the area of research and one in the area of teaching. Beginning in 2009, one Regents Professor has been named each academic year by the Board of Regents for this prestigious honor. Each Regents Professor receives a medal along with a stipend, and the title is held for a term of one academic year.

The following SFA faculty members have been honored by being named Regents Professors: 

Dr. Kenneth Farrish, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Science

2016-17

Dr. Ray Darville, Professor of Sociology

2015-16

Dr. Tim King, Professor of Music

2014-15

Dr. Harry Downing, Professor of Physics

2013-14

Dr. Brian P. Oswald, Professor of Forestry

2012-13

Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, Professor of Forestry

2011-12

Dr. Hans Williams, Professor of Forestry

2010-11

Dr. Tom Segady, Professor of Sociology

2009-10

Dr. John Moore, Professor of Chemistry

2008-09

Dr. Leon Young, Professor of Agriculture

2007-08

Dr. David Creech, Professor of Agriculture

2006-07

Dr. Allen Richman, Professor of History

2006-07

Dr. Sandra McCune, Professor of Elementary Education

2004-05

Dr. Sammie Smith, Professor of Accounting

2004-05

Mr. Charles D. Jones, Professor of Art

2003-04

Dr. Mary Kate “Suzy” Weems, Professor of Human Sciences

2003-04

Ms. Mary McCleary, Professor of Art

2002-03

Dr. Robert Szafran, Professor Sociology

2002-03

Dr. Anna Bradfield, Professor of Counseling and Special Education

2001-02

Dr. Michael Legg, Professor of Forestry

2001-02

Dr. Leonard Cheever, Professor of English

2000-01

Dr. Norman Markworth, Professor of Astronomy

2000-01

Dr. Scott Bills, Professor of History

1999-00

Dr. James Corbin, Professor of Anthropology

1999-00

Dr. Tom Callaway, Professor of Physics

1998-99

Dr. Mingteh Chang, Professor of Forestry

1998-99

Dr. Mel E. Finkenberg, Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science

1997-98

Dr. Jose Rodriguez, Professor of Secondary Education

1997-98

Dr. Jere Jackson, Professor of History

1996-97

Dr. David Kulhavy, Professor of Forestry

1996-97

Dr. James C. Kroll, Professor of Forestry

1995-96

Dr. Donnya Stephens, Professor of Secondary Education

1995-96

Dr. Syvia McGrath, Professor of History

1994-95

Dr. James E. Towns, Professor of Communication

1994-95

Dr. Vinay Kothari, Professor of Management and Marketing

1993-94

Dr. Elvia Rodriguez, Professor of Elementary Education

1993-94

Dr. Bobby Johnson, Professor of History

1992-93

Dr. James DiNucci, Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science

1992-93

Dr. Gloria Durr, Professor of Home Economics

1991-92

Dr. E. Donice McCune, Professor Mathematics and Statistics

1991-92

Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, Professor of English and Philosophy

1990-91

Dr. Thomas J. Stanly, Professor of Agriculture

1990-91

Dr. Lynnette K. Solomon, Professor of Economics and Finance

1989-90

Dr. William Young, Professor of Music

1989-90

Dr. James G. Dickson, Jr., Professor of Political Science

1988-89

Dr. Dillard Tinsley, Professor of Management and Marketing

1988-89

Dr. Neal Houston, Professor of English

1987-88

Dr. David Petty, Professor of Sociology

1987-88

Dr. David W. Jones, Professor of Music

1986-87

Dr. Elray Nixon, Professor of Biology

1986-87

Dr. M. Victor Bilan, Professor Forestry

1985-86

Dr. Archie P. McDonald, Professor of History

1985-86

Dr. William E. Arscott, Professor of Art

1984-85

Dr. Alfred S. Shivers, Professor of English and Philosophy

1984-85

Mr. Donald R. Beason, Associate Professor of Art

1983-84

Dr. June Irwin, Professor of Health and Physical Education

1983-84

Dr. Dan J. Beaty, Professor of Music

1982-83

Dr. Walter Robertson, Professor of Biology

1982-83

Dr. William Cozart, Associate Professor of English

1981-82

Dr. Jack D. McCullough, Professor of Biology

1981-82

Dr. James Garrett, Professor of Chemistry

1980-81

Dr. Robert S. Maxwell, Professor of History

1980-81

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