Wu Named University Distinguished Professor

July 12, 2023

IIT-affiliated faculty member Dr. Felicia Wu was recently named as a University Distinguished Professor in recognition of her outstanding achievements in teaching, research and public service. Wu was one of ten faculty to receive the honor this year.

The recognition is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and internationally for their exceptional teaching, outstanding record of public service, and scholarly and creative achievements.

The designations were recommended by Interim Provost Thomas D. Jeitschko, Ph.D., and Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., and approved by the MSU Board of Trustees at its June 16 meeting. Designations were effective immediately.

Individuals holding the professorship will receive, in addition to their salary, a stipend of $5,000 per year for five years to support professional activities.

A reception to honor the newly designated University Distinguished Professors will be held on Nov. 16.

Wu is a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. Wu’s research examines the national and global burden of foodborne disease, how improved nutrition can counteract the harmful effects of toxins, and how cost-effective strategies can improve food safety in the United States and worldwide. Recently, her work has expanded to examine the risk of antimicrobial resistance from antibiotic use in livestock production, as well as how we can curb these risks.

To read more about the University Distinguished Professorships awarded this year, please visit: https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2023/2023-university-distinguished-professor-designation.