Dennis D. Lane, Ph.D, BCEEM, F. ASCE,

N.T. Veatch Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Learned Hall, 4112B


B.S. G.E., Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1972

M.S. , Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1973

Ph.D. , Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,1976

First Year as Faculty at KU: 1976

Professional Registration: n/a

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*What Determines a Distinguished Professor?

A university-distinguished professorship is awarded wholly on the basis of merit, following exacting criteria; demographic factors and years of service are not taken into account. Therefore, it is not surprising that the number is small – almost 60 – for the entire university.

A nominee must be truly distinguished as a scholar, ranking among the top scholars in the United States for his or her particular field, and possessing an international reputation of excellence. However, an exemplary scholarly record is not enough; a pre-eminent ability to teach must always complement it.

Accordingly, the nominee must have a proven record of interest in the growth and success of students, colleagues, and institutions. Further, the nominee must show engagement in inter-disciplinary work, and participate in university affairs. Indeed a Distinguished Professor serves not only the university, but the local community and state as well.


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