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Marchant named Regents’ Professor, ASU’s most prestigious faculty award
, ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics and Executive Director
of the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, has been named a Regents’ Professor at ASU.
Marchant, who will be feted with six other new Regents’ professors at a ceremony early next year, is the third professor at the law school to receive the university’s highest faculty honor. The others are Regents’ Professor of Law, Philosophy & Religious Studies Jeffrie G. Murphy and Regents’ Professor of Law and Psychology Michael J. Saks.
Regents’ Professors are faculty members who have made pioneering contributions in their areas of expertise and achieved a sustained level of distinction and who enjoy national and international recognition for these accomplishments.
Marchant is a world leader in one of the most important topics of our time: how to realize the benefits of the future while avoiding its dangers. As a scholar of law and policy, as well as scientific and technological innovation, he was the first and remains the leading scholar on issues of law, science and emerging technologies.
Marchant is perhaps the most prolific scholar in the world on these topics and has two National Academies of Sciences books among his publications. In addition to his sustained research productivity and leadership in the university and community, he supervises at least 50 thesis papers per year, devoting hundreds of hours to mentoring students and working with them on scholarly projects.
The other new Regents Professors are Luc Anselin, founding director, professor and Walter Isard Chair in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Paul Davies, director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, co-director of the Cosmology Initiative and a member of the faculty of the Department of Physics, Colleen Keller, Foundation Professor in Women’s Health and director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the ASU Center for Healthy Outcomes in Aging, Jerry Y.S. Lin, professor in the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Simon Ortiz, a poet, scriptwriter, storyteller, author and essayist in the Department of English, and Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, professor and the founding director of the School of Transborder Studies. To read about them, click