Each year, the University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) selects its new class of UFRF Professors among the best and brightest minds on campus. The three-year professorships were created in 1997 in recognition of faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field.

UFRF Professors are awarded a salary supplement and a small research grant and are chosen based on recommendations from their department chairs and on the merit of their research productivity. UFRF professorships are funded from UF’s share of royalty and licensing on UF-generated products, such as Gatorade. Below is a complete list of current and former UFRF Professors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

2018-2021

Hélène Blondeau
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Gail Fanucci
Chemistry

Konstantinos Kapparis
Classics

Konstantin Matchev
Physics

Barbara Mennel
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

John Richard Stepp
Anthropology

2017-2020

Stephen Eikenberry
Astronomy

Lillian Guerra
History, affil. with Latin American Studies

Jodi Lane
Sociology and Criminology & Law

Malini Johar Schueller
English

Adam Veige
Chemistry

Gregory Webster
Psychology

Previous Years’ UF Research Foundation Professors

2016-2019:

  • David J. Daegling, Department of Anthropology
  • Ryan Duffy, Department of Psychology
  • Guido Mueller, Department of Physics
  • Adrian E. Roitberg, Department of Chemistry
  • Gonda Van Steen, Department of Classics
  • Luise White, Department of History

2015-2018:

  • Andreas Keil, Department of Psychology
  • Ellen Martin, Department of Geological Sciences
  • Vasudha Narayanan, Department of Religion
  • John Palmer, Department of Philosophy
  • Andrew Rinzler, Department of Physics
  • Tamir Sorek, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law

2014-2017:

  • Clarence Gravlee, Department of Anthropology
  • Andrey Korytov, Department of Physics
  • Michelle Mack, Department of Biology
  • Joseph Meert, Department of Geology
  • Victoria Pagan, Department of Classics