By  May 24, 2019 - 11:51am
2019-20 University Research Professorship

Earlier this month, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2019-20 academic year. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is pleased to announce that one of our very own, Dr. Jason Unrine, Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, has received this pretigious honor.

The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK. The award amount is $10,000 for one year, to be used to further the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of the awardee.  

“It is truly gratifying to recognize these distinguished experts who have made significant contributions in so many different fields of research at the University of Kentucky,” said Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research. “The University Research Professorship Awards honor 16 members of our faculty who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges in our region and around the world.”

The University Research Professors Program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research, scholarship and creative endeavors within each college that nominates a faculty member. College leadership developed criteria for excellence in research and scholarly activity within their area of expertise and then nominated faculty who excelled at these criteria.

You can find the UK news article published May 2, 2019 by Jenny Wells-Hosley and full list of the named University Research Professor for 2019-2020 here.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Unrine for his dedication and research excellence in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.