Monfort Professors

The Monfort Family Foundation established the Monfort Professors Program to help CSU recruit and retain talented faculty members. Each year, two faculty members are selected as Monfort Professors by a committee appointed by the Provost.  They retain this designation for two years, and receive $75,000 per year to further their teaching and research. CSU faculty have continually achieved tremendous results with the funding. Monfort Professors describe the award as “powerful,” “invaluable,” and “transformative.” It transcends the limitations of other funders and allows CSU’s most innovative young faculty to propel their careers and greatly strengthen CSU in the process. The Monfort Professorship also touches hundreds of others, such as postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, lab partners, and others, by advancing their studies and careers.

2017-2018 [press release]

  • Melissa Reynolds, Department of Chemistry
  • Kim Hoke, Department of Biology

2016-2018

  • Sudeep Pasricha, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Shrideep Pallickara, Department of Computer Science

2015-2017

  • Susan van den Heever, Department of Atmospheric Science
  • Subhas Karan Venayagmoorthy, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

2014-2016

  • Shane Hentges, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Kelly Martin, Department of Marketing

2013-2015 [press release] 

  • Amy Prieto, Department of Chemistry
  • Dan Beachy-Quick, Department of English

 2012-2014 [press release]

  • Scott Earley, Department of Biomedical Science
  • John McKay, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

 2011-2013 [press release]

  • Jennifer DeLuca, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Christian Puttlitz, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 2010-2012

  • Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Sammy Zahran, Department of Economics

2009-2011

  • Frank Dinenno, Department of Health and Exercise Science
  • Jacob Roberts, Department of Physics

2008-2010

  • Rajiv Khosla, Department of Agricultural Science
  • Venkatesan Manivannan, Department of Engineering

2006-2008

  • Randy Bartels, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • David Thompson, Department of Atmospheric Science

2005-2007

  • N. LeRoy Poff, Department of Biology
  • Tomislav Rovis, Department of Chemistry

2004-2006

  • Karolin Luger, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Ranil Wickramasinghe, Department of Chemical Engineering

2003-2005

  • John Belisle, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
  • Kathleen Pickering, Department of Anthropology

 2002-2004

  • A. Scott Denning, Department of Atmospheric Science
  • Yian Shi, Department of Chemistry