University of Southern California

Distinguished Professor

This title is awarded on a very selective basis to those few professors in the university who have brought special renown to the university through their accomplishments.

The following faculty members have been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor:

Leonard M. Adleman, Distinguished Professor, holder of the Henry Salvatori Chair in Computer Science, and Professor of Computer Science and Biological Sciences
Norman Arnheim, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, holder of the Ester Dornsife Chair in Biological Sciences, and Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Warren Bennis, University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English
P. Daniel Dapkus, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy and holder of the William M. Keck Chair in Engineering
Percival Everett II, Distinguished Professor of English
Solomon W. Golomb, University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and holder of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications
Midori Goto, Distinguished Professor of Strings and holder of the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin
Mark Jonathan Harris, Distinguished Professor of Cinematic Arts
Stephen Hartke, Distinguished Professor of Composition
Brian E. Henderson, Distinguished Professor of Preventive Medicine, and holder of the Kenneth T. Norris Jr. Chair in Cancer Prevention
James T. Higginbotham, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics, and holder of the Linda MacDonald Hilf Chair in Philosophy
Peter A. Jones, Distinguished Professor of Urology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and holder of the Mark A., J. Ruth, and Stillman F. Sawyer Chair in Cancer Research
Jae U. Jung, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science, and holder of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Francine R. Kaufman, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
Michael M.C. Lai, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and Neurology
Morten J. Lauridsen, Distinguished Professor of Composition
Edward E. Lawler III, Distinguished Research Professor of Business
Alexandra M. Levine, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Medicine
George A. Olah, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemicals Engineering and Materials Science and holder of the Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry
M. Hashem Pesaran, Distinguished Professor of Economics and holder of the John E. Elliott Chair in Economics
Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and holder of the George C. Griffith Chair in Cardiology
Stephen J. Ryan Jr., Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and holder of the Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair of Ophthalmology
Scott Soames, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Vaughn A. Starnes, Distinguished Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and holder of the H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair for Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Thoracic Research
Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Walter Wolf, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences