UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has named eight faculty members as distinguished professors.
The University's latest distinguished professors are (for more information, click on the professor's name):
College of Agricultural Sciences-- Ottar N. Bjørnstad, professor of entomology and biology-- Margherita T. Cantorna, professor of molecular immunologyPenn State Altoona-- Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, professor of English and American studiesCollege of Health and Human Development-- Linda M. Collins, professor of human development and family studies and statistics
College of the Liberal Arts
-- Robert C. Marshall, professor of economics-- Joan T. Richtsmeier, professor of anthropology
College of Medicine-- Dr. Mark D. Widome, professor of pediatricsPenn State Wilkes-Barre -- Anatoli F. Ivanov, professor of mathematics
Distinguished professors must be current, full-time active members of the faculty holding the rank of professor; not currently hold an endowed chair, professorship or faculty fellowship; and be acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity.