University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign faculty

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  1. Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah

    Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah


    Hasan Kamel Al-Sabbah (in Arabic حسن كامل الصباح) sometimes referred to as Camil A. Sabbah, (August 16, 1895 - March 31, 1935) was an electrical and electronics research engineer, mathematician and inventor. He was born in Nabatieh, Lebanon. He studied at the American University of Beirut. He taught mathematics at Imperial College of Damascus, Syria, and at the American University of Beirut. He died in an automobile accident at Lewis near Elizabeth Town, N.Y. He was the nephew of linguist and writer Sheikh Ahmad Rida.

  2. Bennett Reimer

    Bennett Reimer


    Bennett Reimer (June 19, 1932 – November 18, 2013) held the John W. Beattie Endowed Chair in Music at Northwestern University from 1978 until retirement in 1997, where he was Chair of the Music Education Department, Director of the Ph.D. program in Music Education, and founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience, a research group of Ph.D. students and faculty. A native of New York City where he was born in 1932, he previously was on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (1965–1978) where he held the Kulas Endowed Chair in Music and was Chair of the Music Education Department; the University of Illinois, Urbana (1960–1965); Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia (1958–1960); and the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary, (1955–1957). He holds the bachelor's degree in Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and master's and doctorate degrees in Music Education from the University of Illinois, where he worked with Charles Leonhard and Harry Broudy. Beginning his career in music as a clarinetist and then oboist, Reimer then became a specialist in the philosophy of music education, curriculum development, theory of research, and comprehensive arts education programs.

  3. Albert Austin Harding

    Albert Austin Harding


    Albert Austin Harding (February 10, 1880 – December 3, 1958) was the first Director Of Bands at the University of Illinois. He was also the first band director at an American university to hold a position of full professorship. The Harding Band Building, the first ever dedicated building for a University Band Department, was named for him.

  4. Carl Woese

    Carl Woese


    Carl Richard Woese (/ˈwz/; July 15, 1928 – December 30, 2012) was an American microbiologist and biophysicist. Woese is famous for defining the Archaea (a new domain or kingdom of life) in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique pioneered by Woese which revolutionized the discipline of microbiology. He was also the originator of the RNA world hypothesis in 1967, although not by that name. He held the Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair and was professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

  5. Charles E. Osgood

    Charles E. Osgood


    Charles Egerton Osgood (November 20, 1916 – September 15, 1991) was a distinguished American psychologist who developed a technique for measuring the connotative meaning of concepts, known as the semantic differential.

  6. Gabriel Guevrekian

    Gabriel Guevrekian


    Gabriel Guevrekian (or Guévrékian) (November 21, 1892 (?) Istanbul - October 29, 1970 Antibes) was an Armenian architect, who designed buildings, interiors and gardens, and taught architecture. He worked in Europe, Iran and the USA.

  7. Nick Holonyak

    Nick Holonyak


    Nick Holonyak, Jr. (born November 3, 1928) is an American engineer and educator. He is noted particularly for his 1962 invention of a light-emitting diode (LED) that emitted visible red light instead of infrared light; Holonyak was then working at the General Electric Company's research laboratory in Syracuse, New York. He is a John Bardeen Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has been since leaving General Electric in 1963.

  8. Amitabh Mattoo

    Amitabh Mattoo


    Professor Amitabh Mattoo (Urdu, امیتابھ مٹو ) (born 26 June 1962 in Srinagar) is one of India's leading thinkers and writers on international relations. He is currently Advisor to the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, with the status of a Cabinet Minister. He has been the Chief Executive Officer & inaugural Director of the Australia India Institute and Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Amitabh Mattoo is widely regarded as an inspiring and innovative builder of institutions and the foremost Indian intellectual seeking to build peace in the South Asian region.

  9. Ben Johnston (composer)

    Ben Johnston (composer)


    Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. (born March 15, 1926 in Macon, Georgia) is a composer of contemporary music in just intonation: "one of the foremost composers of microtonal music" (Bush 1997). He was called, "one of the best non-famous composers this country has to offer," in 1990 by American critic John Rockwell (Taylor 2002, 54).

  10. Anthony Joseph Arduengo III

    Anthony Joseph Arduengo III


    Anthony Joseph Arduengo, III is the Saxon Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alabama and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry of Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany. He is notable for his work on chemical compounds with unusual valency, especially in the field of stable carbene research.

  11. Anthony James Leggett

    Anthony James Leggett


    Sir Anthony James Leggett, KBE, FRS (born 26 March 1938), has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1983. Leggett is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He has shaped the theoretical understanding of normal and superfluid helium liquids and strongly coupled superfluids. He set directions for research in the quantum physics of macroscopic dissipative systems and use of condensed systems to test the foundations of quantum mechanics.

  12. A. Catrina Bryce

    A. Catrina Bryce


    Ann Catrina Bryce (born 1956) is a Scottish electrical engineer and professor at the University of Glasgow specialising in semiconductor lasers

  13. Orval Hobart Mowrer

    Orval Hobart Mowrer


    Orval Hobart Mowrer (January 23, 1907 – June 20, 1982) was an American born psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Illinois from 1948 to 1975 known for his research on behaviour therapy. Mowrer practiced psychotherapy in Champaign-Urbana and at Galesburg State Research Hospital. In 1954 Mowrer held the position of president of the American Psychological Association. Mowrer founded Integrity Groups (therapeutic community groups based on principles of honesty, responsibility, and emotional involvement) and was instrumental in establishing GROW groups in the United States. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Mowrer as the 98th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.

  14. Paul Lauterbur

    Paul Lauterbur


    Paul Christian Lauterbur (May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible.

  15. Robert Serber

    Robert Serber


    Robert Serber (March 14, 1909 – June 1, 1997) was an American physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project. Serber's lectures explaining the basic principles and goals of the project were printed and supplied to all incoming scientific staff, and became known as The Los Alamos Primer.

  16. Paul Ulanowsky

    Paul Ulanowsky


    Paul Alexander Theodore Ulanowsky (March 4, 1908, Vienna – 1968) was an Austrian-American pianist, accompanist, vocal coach, and music educator of Austrian and Ukrainian descent. He began his career as the pianist for the Vienna Philharmonic from 1927 to 1935. He then embarked on a long career as an accompanist, notably enjoying a particularly close relationship with soprano Lotte Lehmann during the last fourteen years of her career. He played in concerts with many of the world's best singers and instrumentalists during the 1940s and 1950s.

  17. Janet Abu-Lughod

    Janet Abu-Lughod


    Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod, (August 3, 1928 – December 14, 2013) was an American sociologist with major contributions to World-systems theory and Urban sociology.

  18. Beverly Schmidt Blossom

    Beverly Schmidt Blossom


    Beverly Schmidt Blossom (August 28, 1926 – November 1, 2014) was an American modern dancer, choreographer and teacher. She was an original member and soloist with the Alwin Nikolais Dance Theater, a modern dance choreographer for Illinois Dance Theatre, Blossom & Co. and others, and a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  19. Kazuhiko Nishijima

    Kazuhiko Nishijima


    Kazuhiko Nishijima (西島 和彦 Nishijima Kazuhiko) (4 October 1926 – 15 February 2009) was a Japanese physicist who made significant contributions to particle physics. He was professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University until his death in 2009.

  20. Daniel Orr

    Daniel Orr


    Daniel Orr (May 13, 1933 - June 6, 2012) was an economist. He was a Princeton University Ph.D, and the retired economics chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a published author in the field of economics, especially in academic circles, and has worked for the United States Treasury Department. He became Trustee of Oberlin College in 1993. Orr, an admirer of Adlai Stevenson in his younger days, became a staunch conservative and Republican for most of his years. He was a member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and believed the Collapse of the World Trade Center was caused by explosives.

  21. Donald Lathrap

    Donald Lathrap


    Donald Ward Lathrap (4 July 1927 in California - 13 May 1990 in Illinois) was an American archaeologist who specialized in the study of neolithic American culture. He was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at the time of his death.

  22. Gary Forrester

    Gary Forrester


    Gary Forrester (born 3 July 1946) is a musician, composer, novelist, poet, short-story writer, memoirist, and academic. He was profiled by Random House Australia (Australian Country Music, 1991) as one of the major figures in the Australian music scene during the 1980s and 1990s, and in New Zealand by FishHead: Wellington's Magazine as a "modern Renaissance man." According to Fishhead, "in addition to publishing three novels and a book of poems, Forrester is a successful bluegrass composer and musician, an advocate for indigenous rights, and a father of six children. Oh, and don't forget his day job - law lecturer in ethics at Victoria University." He taught at the University of Melbourne from 1976 to 1980, at the Northwestern School of Law from 1983 to 1985, at Deakin University from 1991 to 1992, at the University of Illinois from 2000 to 2003, and at Victoria University of Wellington from 2007 to 2015.

  23. James E. Pugh

    James E. Pugh


  24. Richard Powers

    Richard Powers


    Richard Powers is an expert in American social dance, noted for his choreographies for dozens of stage productions and films, and his workshops in Paris, Rome, Prague, London, Venice, Geneva, St. Petersburg and Tokyo as well as across the U.S. and Canada. He has been researching and reconstructing historic social dances for twenty-five years and is currently a full-time instructor at Stanford University Dance Division. He teaches a variety of social dance history and practicum classes for the dance division of the Stanford University Drama Department. He joined the Dance Faculty in 1992 and serves as a faculty liaison to the Friends of Dance at Stanford organization.

  25. Renee Baillargeon

    Renee Baillargeon


    Renee Baillargeon (born 1954) is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Baillargeon specializes in the development of cognition in infancy.

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