Five New Chancellor’s Fellows Make Their Mark

Portrait photos of five faculty named UC Davis Chancellor's Fellow
Chancellor’s Fellows, from left: Top row — Shiva Ahmadi, Wiebke Bleidorn and Garving Kevin Luli. Bottom row — Emilija Pantic and Katie Peterson.

Five faculty in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science have been named to the 2019 class of Chancellor’s Fellows, the university’s annual honors program recognizing associate professors for high achievement in the quality and excellence of research and teaching.

An artist, a poet, a psychologist, a mathematician and a physicist are among 10 faculty campuswide selected for the honor.

“We say ‘congratulations’ to these early-career faculty members,” Chancellor Gary S. May said. “They’ve clearly made a mark both at UC Davis and within the academy generally. I have no doubt their contributions will continue to grow.”

Each Chancellor’s Fellow keeps the title for five years and receives a $25,000 prize for their research or other scholarly work. Funding comes from private donations to the UC Davis Annual Fund and the UC Davis Parents Fund.

“This program highlights how donors to UC Davis are supporting our faculty across the disciplines,” said Shaun Keister, vice chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations. “Our Chancellor’s Fellows are propelling our university to greater excellence.”

Here are the new fellows (click anywhere in each box, to see the fellow's lab or faculty page):


Adapted from a Dateline UC Davis article