Congratulations to BCB faculty member, Drena Dobbs, from the GDCB Department, who has been awarded a University Professorship which recognizes faculty members whose professional work has focused upon effecting positive, significant institutional change at Iowa State University.
Dobbs was instrumental in helping to bring the BCB Graduate program into existence through an NSF-IGERT training grant award which she helped obtain and oversee.
Nominees must hold the rank of professor and should have served for at least ten years on the Iowa State University faculty prior to the beginning of the academic year in which they are nominated. The nominees must be individuals whose contributions extend well beyond a one-time impact.
A University Professor must above all else have acted as a change agent by having made significant contributions that have improved the university. This professional work must go beyond excellence in teaching or research. In addition to the area of these contributions, a University Professor must have demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility: (1) research and/or creative activities, (2) teaching and advising, or (3) extension/professional practice.
Congratulations, Drena !! Other BCB faculty members who are University Professors include Stephen Willson, from Mathematics and Philip Dixon, from Statistics.