NCSU Names New Reynolds Professors
An entomologist, a plant pathologist, an economist and a sociologist are the newest William Neal Reynolds professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU). The William Neal Reynolds Professorship is one of the highest distinctions available to NCSU faculty members.
The Reynolds Professorships were established in 1950 by William Neal Reynolds, a long-time president and board chairman of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, to recognize and support outstanding faculty achievement in research, teaching and extension.
Since then, NCSU and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have awarded 72 professorships, including this year’s four: Rick Brandenburg, professor of entomology; Margaret Daub, professor and head, department of biology; Walter Thurman, professor of agricultural and resource economics; and Michael Schulman, professor of sociology and anthropology.