Six Indiana University faculty members have been promoted to distinguished professor, the university's highest academic rank for scholars and researchers.
The distinguished professors include five faculty members from IU Bloomington and one from the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
"Distinguished professor is the most prestigious academic rank that is awarded to faculty members at Indiana University," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said. "Professors Allison, Bauer, Busemeyer, Ganguly, Loehrer and Roseman have set the highest standards with their research, scholarship, teaching and leadership and have greatly enriched the life of the university with their work. It is entirely appropriate that they receive this recognition."
David B. Allison joined the IU Bloomington faculty in 2017 as Provost Professor and dean of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. He has conducted research that has been instrumental in understanding fundamental issues of obesity, nutrition and research methods in public health.
Carl Bauer is an internationally renowned researcher whose work has revealed new pathways and new mechanisms of bacterial oxygen and light detection and novel mechanisms of gene regulation. His work has led to many discoveries related to origin and evolution of photosynthesis and the growth of photosynthetic bacteria.
Jerome Busemeyer is Provost Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, where he has been a faculty member since 1997. He has been called a leader in cognitive and mathematical psychology, known for his foundational work on decision field theory and his research connecting quantum modeling to cognition and decision-making.
Sumit Ganguly is the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations and professor of political science. A leading scholar of Indian and South Asian politics, he is also known for his public engagement and has published articles in Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Times of India, The Washington Post and other publications. He directed the Center on American and Global Security at IU from 2013 to 2017.
Patrick Loehrer Sr. is the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology at the IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus and director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. He is arguably the nation's leading medical oncologist in the treatment of malignancies of the thymus, and his research has also produced advances in treatment of testicular and bladder cancer.
Mark Roseman is the Pat M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies in IU Bloomington's Borns Jewish Studies Program and professor of history. He is considered one of the most influential historians in his generation of modern Germany and the Holocaust.