Professorships awarded to 3 NDSU faculty

NDSU Provost Beth Ingram has announced three respected faculty members have received biannual Endowed Professorships.

Carol Archbold, associate professor of criminal justice and political science, received the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Endowed Professorship Award. Dinesh Katti, professor and interim chair of civil and environmental engineering, received the Jordan A. Engberg Endowed Professorship Award. And Dale Redmer, professor of animal sciences, received the Dale Hogoboom Endowed Professorship Award.

"These outstanding faculty richly deserve this recognition. They all have exceptional records of achievement in research, teaching and service," said Ingram, noting the recipients will receive a salary stipend of $5,000 and funds for expenditures related to their academic endeavors.

Archbold joined the NDSU faculty in 2005. She has presented 23 papers at regional and national conferences. Archbold also has written or co-written three books. She has served as a faculty mentor for the FORWARD mentoring program and as a member of the NDSU Diversity Council.

In the community, Archbold has been a member of the promotion board for the Fargo Police Department, the department's Gender and Promotion Task Force and the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute. 

Jeffrey Bumgarner, department head of criminal justice and political science, nominated her for the endowed professorship. "Dr. Archbold embodies the ideal NDSU faculty member," Bumgarner wrote. "She has an excellent record of teaching; her scholarship is exceptional and widely recognized; and her service to NDSU, her discipline and the community has been invaluable and distinguished."

Katti, who joined the NDSU faculty in 1996, is a widely recognized expert in the field of multi-scale modeling of nanomaterials. His vita lists three books, seven book chapters and 160 journal and proceedings publications. Katti is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Institute and annually organizes a symposium on biosystems.

"Dr. Katti has been an exemplary faculty," wrote G. Padmanabhan, professor of civil and environmental engineering, in a letter of recommendation. "Dr. Katti is a good team player in the department and strongly emphasizes the importance of collegiality. He is always ready to pick up the slack or contribute for the good of the department."

His honors include the 2011 John Booker Award from the International Association of Computer Methods in Geomechanics and the 2013 NDSU Fred Waldron Research Award.

Redmer joined NDSU's faculty in 1985. He is the co-director of NDSU's Advanced Imaging and Microscopy Core Laboratory. He also is the recipient or co-recipient of 25 major federal research grants.

"Dr. Dale Redmer is a true scholar whose teaching, research and service are exceptionally well balanced," wrote Anna Grazul-Bilska, professor of animal sciences. "He has made tremendous contributions to the Department of Animal Sciences, to NDSU, and science in general as a talented enthusiastic and dedicated researcher and teacher.

Redmer has 11 published book chapters, 10 invited review papers, 174 refereed scientific papers and more than 350 presentations at international and national scientific meetings. He received the 2002 Leadership Award from the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association.

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