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Distinguished Professor Award Recipients

Dr. Afef Fekih

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Harold J. Callais Memorial Board of Regents Professorship in Electrical & Computer Engineering
O’Krepki Board of Regents Professorship in Telecommunications

Dr. Afef Fekih holds the Harold Callais/BORSF Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the O’Krepki/BORSF Professorship in Telecommunications. She is director of the University’s Advanced Control Systems Laboratory. Her research interests include control theory and applications, nonlinear and robust control, fault-tolerant control and dynamic system modeling. Her research was featured by the Thomson Reuters Science Watch Essential Science Indicators. An inspiration to many with whom she works, Fekih’s highly acclaimed research work continues to attract undergraduate and graduate students to electrical and computer engineering.


Dr. Emily Sandoz

Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres Board of Regents Professorship in Social Sciences

Dr. Emily K. Sandoz holds the Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Professorship in Social Sciences. She directs the University’s Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group and is graduate coordinator for the Department of Psychology’s master’s degree program. Sandoz was recognized as an Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor. She is a fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavior Science. Sandoz is a licensed clinical psychologist and cited as a world-class scholar and esteemed mentor to her students. She leads in cutting-research and training and is highly regarded in the international behavioral science community.