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Distinguished appointment of Chancellor’s Professor bestowed upon three IUPUI faculty



INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz recently bestowed the prominent appointment of Chancellor’s Professor upon three outstanding faculty: Simon J. Atkinson, professor and chair of the Department of Biology at the IUPUI School of Science; Linda Adele Goodine, professor of photography at the IU Herron School of Art and Design; and Dr. Richard Gunderman, professor and vice chair of the Department of Radiology Education at the IU School of Medicine.

The Chancellor’s Professor is the most notable appointment a faculty member can attain at IUPUI. It recognizes senior faculty members who display a record of extensive accomplishment and leadership in teaching, research and campus/professional service.

“It is always gratifying to recognize men and women who distinguished themselves as members of our world-class faculty. I am proud to recognize three exemplary professors who have earned the appointment of 2014 Chancellor’s Professors,” Bantz said.

Chancellor’s Professors are faculty who have consistently contributed at a high-level and in concrete, demonstrable ways to the development of IUPUI as an academic community of exceptional quality and integrity, and to their disciplines through the creation and application of knowledge. These faculty members have compiled an outstanding career in each of the three primary areas of faculty work-teaching, research/creative works and service-over the course of at least a decade of service to the campus. In doing so, the entire university community has enjoyed lasting benefits from the intellectual rigor, passion and accomplishments of our newest Chancellor’s Professors. Through their leadership and service in their department, their school and across campus, these faculty members have contributed significantly to the mission and vision of IUPUI.

Simon J. Atkinson

Atkinson, professor and chair of the Department of Biology at the IUPUI School of Science, is a cell biologist who applies his work to understanding applications of basic biology in kidney diseases, especially the critical problem of kidney ischemia. He is an internationally recognized kidney biology researcher with consistent National Institutes of Health support. Atkinson’s interactions extend far beyond nephrology, with numerous scientific collaborations with investigators across campus as well as from the Herman B. Wells Institute Center for Pediatric Research at the IU School of Medicine, where he has a joint appointment.

An outstanding educator with a distinguished teaching record, Atkinson has consistently and strongly contributed to the IUPUI teaching mission at all levels. He has 41 publications in highly respected peer-reviewed journals and five review articles; and he has demonstrated extensive leadership in the graduate area by serving as a graduate program director, leading major curriculum developments and running graduate admissions. He also has a service record that is remarkable and productive in every issue.

Atkinson has provided outstanding service to the campus, discipline and higher education, and his unique combination of intelligence, patience, diplomacy, understatement, tenacity, focus and humor has made him an influential voice at the school, campus and university levels. His unique commitment to IUPUI and its mission is unwavering.

Linda Adele Goodine

Goodine, a professor of photography at the IU Herron School of Art and Design, is a recognized leader not only at the school but across the IUPUI campus and greater Central Indiana community for her thorough and thoughtful contributions as a researcher, studio artist, presenter, teacher and mentor. An accomplished and highly successful artist, Goodine is an exemplary role model for her peers through her accomplishments in research, creative activity, teaching and service, as well as her art, which also addresses significant social issues.

A constant and inspiring aspect of Goodine’s career is her advocacy that art can make a meaningful difference in the world. Through her personal creative projects, she has addressed issues of social concern, like the use of land and animal resources in diverse locations such as New Zealand and the Indiana State Fair. As a teacher, she has encouraged and mentored civic engagement projects, including her expectation that the senior undergraduate photography majors engage in a four-week public service project. And on her own, she has performed extensive volunteer work with Indianapolis nonprofit organizations.

Since 1989, Goodine’s career at Herron has shown a steady progression in research and creative activity, with her work strongly supported by grants and awards. Her research has resulted in over 100 local, national and international exhibitions and visiting artist presentations. She exemplifies the encompassing role of a professor by her unfailing conviction and full dedication to the campus and university that uplifts its members and the surrounding communities.

Dr. Richard B. Gunderman

Gunderman is the vice chair of the Department of Radiology in the IU School of Medicine. His titles of professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts and philanthropy bespeak the campus-wide character of his contributions, which have helped build interdisciplinary collaborations, foster a sense of intellectual community and raise the level of excellence at IUPUI in many areas, especially the schools of medicine, liberal arts and philanthropy.

Gunderman is a creative and insightful scholar of education. The radiology textbook he wrote for medical students has been translated into multiple languages and is now in its third edition. He is a dedicated and engaged mentor of residents, as well as undergraduate, graduate and medical students.

He has received many awards for teaching excellence at the local and national levels and is a sought-after speaker on the national and international stage — delivering over 390 invited lectures including 74 keynote addresses, 55 grand round presentations and 32 named lectures. He is also very active in community service.

Dr. Gunderman has consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement in education, scholarship and service that has contributed locally, nationally and internationally to the reputation of IUPUI. Additionally, he has helped build important bridges across departments and schools on campus, achieving real synergies and fostering a more integrated and effective institution of higher learning.