Bond, Hambrick, Mallouk named Evan Pugh Professors

University Park, Pa. -- Three Penn State faculty have been named Evan Pugh Professors, joining a list of only 59 others thus recognized since the title's inception in 1960. Evan Pugh Professorships are the highest honor the University bestows on its faculty.

The latest honorees are Judith S. Bond, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine; Donald C. Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business; and Thomas Mallouk, DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics, Eberly College of Science.

The Evan Pugh Professorships, named for Penn State's first president, are awarded to faculty members who are nationally or internationally acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity; have demonstrated significant leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to teaching, research or creativity, and service; and demonstrate excellent teaching skills with undergraduate and graduate students who have subsequently achieved distinction in their field.

Judith Bond joined the Penn State faculty in 1992. Her research has focused on the structure, function and regulation of proteolytic enzymes called meprins. Her work on wasting diabetic mice led to the discovery of meprins, a subunit of which has recently been identified as a susceptibility factor for inflammatory bowel disease.

She holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and did postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University. She has a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health and served on the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases advisory council (1992-1994). She was president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2004-2006), was made an honorary lifetime member of the International Proteolysis Society (2008), and is currently an associate editor of the "Journal of Biological Chemistry" and president-elect for science policy of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. At Penn State, she served as co-director of graduate education of the Life Sciences Consortium (1996-2000) and director of the M.D./Ph.D. program (1995-2001).

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Donald Hambrick came to Penn State in 2002. He specializes in the area of top management and is one of its most frequently cited authors. His current research focuses on executive psychology, top management team dynamics, and the history and evolution of the field of strategic management. In addition, he teaches courses on strategy implementation and organizational change.

Hambrick holds a Ph.D. from Penn State. He is a fellow and past president of the Academy of Management and has served on the board of directors of the Strategic Management Society and on the editorial boards of almost all of the major scholarly journals in his field. He is one of only three scholars in the history of the Academy of Management to receive its highest career achievement honors in both teaching and research. Visit for more information about Donald Hambrick and his work.

Thomas Mallouk has been at Penn State since 1993. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California, Berkeley. His research is aimed at studying the chemistry of nanoscale inorganic materials.

Mallouk is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, and an Exxon/American Chemical Society Solid-State Chemistry Award. He holds five patents and has submitted five additional patent applications. Mallouk is the author or co-author of more than 280 research publications and has edited four books on solid-state synthesis, interfacial chemistry, and chemical sensors. He has been associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society since 1996, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of other academic journals.

At Penn State, he is a recipient of the Schreyer Honors College Teaching Award and the Priestley Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in Chemistry. Visit to learn more about Mallouck's scholarly work.

A committee of seven distinguished Penn State faculty members, including three Evan Pugh Professors, review nominations for the honor and make recommendations to the University president.

Of the 62 Evan Pugh Professors, 28 are still actively teaching and pursuing research or creative work at Penn State, 31 are retired or deceased and three have resigned.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015