Steven Shaw named University Distinguished Professor


June 17, 2011

Steven W. Shaw (in photo at right), professor of mechanical engineering, was among ten Michigan State University professors to be named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of his achievements in the classroom, laboratory, and community.

The designations, recommended by President Lou Anna K. Simon, were approved by the MSU Board of Trustees at its June 17 meeting.

This 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 the importance of their teaching, research, and outreach achievements.

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.

To see the complete list of 2011 University Distinguished Professors, go to

The University Distinguished Professor designation was established by the university and approved by the MSU Board of Trustees in 1989.

Mechanical Engineering