Two Women Named University Distinguished Professors at Michigan State

michigan-st-wp-2-1920Michigan State University has announced that nine faculty members have earned the title of University Distinguished Professor. Those honored with this title are recognized for their achievements in the classroom, laboratory, and the community. Two of the nine new University Distinguished Professors are women.

ehsElizabeth Simmons is dean of Lyman Briggs College and professor of physics at the university. She joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2003 after teaching for 10 years at Boston University.

Professor Simmons is a graduate of Harvard University. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge in England before returning to Harvard to receive a Ph.D. in physics.

cheryl-siskCheryl Sisk is a professor of psychology and director of the neuroscience program at Michigan State. She has served on the faculty at the university since 1985.

Professor Sisk is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychobiology and neuroscience from Florida State University in Tallahassee.

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