University of Delaware

Alison Professors

The Alison Award was established in 1978 by the Board of Trustees and is bestowed annually on the faculty member who best characterizes “the scholar-schoolmaster,” as exemplified by the Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, who in 1743, founded the institution that is now the University of Delaware. His first class of students became distinguished statesmen, doctors, merchants, and scholars. Three signed the Declaration of Independence and one signed the U. S. Constitution.

Name Department Year Named Professor

Robert Pigford

Professor Emeritus

Chemical Engineering 1979 Professor

William I. Homer

Professor Emeritus

Art History 1980 H. Rodney Sharp Professor Emeritus

John A. Monroe

Professor Emeritus

History 1981 H. Rodney Sharp Professor Emeritus

Arthur B. Metzner

Professor Emeritus

Chemical Engineering 1982 H. Fletcher Brown Professor Emeritus

Gerard Mangone

Professor

Marine Studies 1983 University Research Professor of International and Maritime Law

E. Wayne Craven

Professor Emeritus

Art History 1984 H.F. du Pont Winterthur Professor Emeritus of Art History

Roberta Colman

Professor Emerita

Chemistry & Biochemistry 1985 Willis F. Harrington Professor Emerita of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Julio da Cunha

Professor

Art and University Honors Program 1986 Professor

John Kraft

Professor Emeritus

Geological Sciences 1987 H. Fletcher Brown Professor Emeritus of Geology

Harry Shipman

Professor

Physics & Astronomy 1988 Annie Jump Cannon Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Carroll E. Izard

Professor

Psychological & Brain Sciences 1989 Trustees’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus

T. W. Fraser Russell

Professor Emeritus

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 1990 Allan P. Colburn Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering

John R. Mather

Professor

Geography 1991 Professor

Burnaby Munson

Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry 1992 C. Eugene Bennett Chair of Analytical Chemistry

Stanley Sandler

Professor

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 1993 Henry Belin du Pont Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 John Rosenberger

Professor

Animal and Food Sciences 1994  Alumni Distinguished Professor

Frank Scarpitti

Professor Emeritus

Sociology 1995 Edward F. & Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Donald Sparks

Professor

Plant & Soil Sciences 1996 Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair

Donald Peters

Professor Emeritus

Center for Disabilities Studies 1997 Amy Rextrew Professor Emeritus of Individual & Family Studies

Carol Hoffecker

Professor Emerita

History 1998 Richards Chair Emerita of History

John S. Boyer

Professor Emeritus

Marine Studies 1999 Charles P. Messick Professor Emeritus of Public Administration

George Hsiao

Professor Emeritus

Mathematical Sciences 2000 Carl Rees Professor

Tsu-Wei Chou

Professor

Mechanical Engineering 2001 Unidel P.S. du Pont Chair of Engineering

Peter Kolchin

Professor

History 2002 Henry Clay Reed Professor of History

Leo Lemay

Professor

English Literature 2003 H. F. du Pont Winterthur Professor

Mark A. Barteau

Professor

Chemical Engineering 2004 Robert L. Pigford Chair

George Hadjipanayis

Professor

Physics & Astronomy 2005 Richard B. Murray Professor of Physics & Astronomy

George W. Luther III

Professor

Marine Studies 2006 Maxwell P. & Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Studies

Mark Miller

Professor

Political Science 2007 Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science & International Relations

Chin-Pao Huang

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering 2008 Donald C. Phillips Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Lynn Snyder-Mackler

Professor

Physical Therapy 2009 Alumni Distinguished Professor

David Kirchman

Professor

Marine Studies 2010 Maxwell P. & Mildred H. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Marine Studies

Roberta Golinkoff

Professor

School of Education 2011 Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair

Joel Best

Professor

Sociology 2012 Professor

Paul Quinn

Professor

Psychological & Brain Sciences 2013 Professor

Abraham Lenhoff

Professor

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 2014 Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Cecil Dybowski

Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry 2015 Professor

Mary Dozier

Professor

Psychological & Brain Sciences 2016 Unidel Amy E. du Pont Chair in Child Development