Doug Landis named a University Distinguished Professor

Doug Landis is one of 10 Michigan State University professors named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.

June 29, 2017

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Doug Landis

Doug Landis is one of 10 Michigan State University professors named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community. The Board of Trustees voted on and approved the recommendations on June 21, 2017.

This recognition 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. For a full list of those chosen for the honor in 2017, see MSU Today’s story “MSU Faculty members awarded distinguished professor title.”

Landis is a professor of insect ecology in the Department Entomology. His research focuses on understanding the factors that influence arthropod biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 book chapters and more than 50 Extension bulletins.

He has won numerous awards for his work including the Entomological Society of America Recognition Award in Entomology for outstanding contributions to agriculture, and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He received an MSU Beal Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013, and was named a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America in 2016.

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