Carnegie Mellon University

University Professors

The title of University Professor is the highest designation a faculty member can receive at Carnegie Mellon. University Professors are distinguished by international recognition and for their contributions to education, artistic creativity and/or research. Founded in 1968 with the installation of Clarence Zener directly by University President Guyford Stever, each class of new University Professors exemplifies this high level of achievement and commitment to both the university and the broader academic communities.

If you are unfamiliar with policies related to the University Professor nomination process, please contact your Department Head or Dean. If you are an active or Emeritus University Professor, you may access all relevant policies, procedures and nomination materials via Interfolio


*Indicates a University Professor is an Active Emeritus

University Professors

College of fine arts

Leonardo Balada
University Professor of Music

Jeanne Baxtresser*
University Professor of Music

Andres Cardenes
Dorothy Richard Starling & Alexander Speyer Jr. University Professor of Music 

Cindy Limauro
Professor of Lighting, School of Drama & School of Architecture

Vivian Loftness
University Professor of Architecture  

Susan Tsu
Bessie F. Anathan University Professor of Design  

TEPPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Egon Balas
Thomas Lord University Professor of Operations Research  

Gerard P. Cornuejols
IBM University Professor of Operations Research

Dennis N. Epple
Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics

Finn E. Kydland
Richard P. Simmons Distinguished University Professor of Economics  

MELLON COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Guy C. Berry*
University Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science

Irene Fonseca
University Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Alan Frieze
University Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Robert Griffiths*
Otto Stern University Professor of Physics

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering

Robert F. Sekerka*
University Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Steven E. Shreve
University Professor of Mathematical Sciences   

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Lorenz T. Biegler
Bayer University Professor of Chemical Engineering

Jacobo Bielak
Hamerschlag University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

David A. Dzombak
Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Richard Fruehan*
U.S. Steel University Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering

Ignacio E. Grossmann
Rudolf and Florence Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering  

Chris T. Hendrickson*
Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mark H. Kryder*
Steven Jatras University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

M. Granger Morgan
Hamerschlag University Professor of Engineering 

José M.F. Moura
Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor

Daniel P. Siewiorek
Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering  

HEINZ COLLEGE

Alfred Blumstein*
J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research

Jonathan Caulkins
H. Guyford Stever University Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy

Jared L. Cohon
President Emeritus and University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Martin Gaynor
E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Health Policy  

Mark Kamlet
University Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Daniel Nagin
H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics

Denise M. Rousseau
H. John Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy  

Lowell Taylor
H. John Heinz III Professor of Economics

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Manuel Blum
Bruce J. Nelson University Professor of Computer Science 

Randal E. Bryant
University Professor of Computer Science  

Jaime G. Carbonell
Allen Newell University Professor of Computer Science

Takeo Kanade
U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and the Robotics Institute

Tom M. Mitchell
E. Fredkin University Professor of Computer Science   

D. Raj Reddy
Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics

Mary Shaw
Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science

Manuela M. Veloso
Herbert Simon University Professor of Computer Science

William Red L. Whittaker
Fredkin University Research Professor 

DIETRICH COLLEGE

John R. Anderson
R.K. Mellon University Professor of Psychology and Computer Science

Marlene Behrmann
George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan University Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Sheldon A. Cohen
Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology

James Daniels
Thomas S Baker University Professor of English

Baruch Fischhoff
Howard Heinz University Professor of Humanities, Social Science, Engineering, and Public Policy 

Clark Glymour
Alumni University Professor of Philosophy  

Marcel Adam Just
D. O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology

Joseph B. Kadane*
Leonard J. Savage Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences

Roberta Klatzky
Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology and Human Computer Interaction

John P. Lehoczky
Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences

George Loewenstein
Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology

Teddy Seidenfeld
Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Philosophy and Statistics  

Joel A. Tarr
Richard S. Caliguiri University Professor of History and Policy

G. Richard Tucker*
Paul Mellon University Professor of History

Larry Wasserman
UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Nomination Process

The University Professor nomination process is completed through Interfolio. View the policy on the nomination process.

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