Graduate Faculty



The Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship


Jointly sponsored by the Auburn Alumni Association and the AU Graduate School, the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship Award carries with it a $2,000 award from the Alumni Association. The recipients are nominated by deans, department heads, etc. and chosen by the Graduate Faculty Council on the basis of excellence in research.


The 2013 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship Recipient

Dr. S. D. Worley is a 1964 Chemistry graduate of the former School of Chemistry at Auburn University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. He did post-doctoral research on atmospheric kinetics at the Johnson Spacecraft Center in Houston. After two brief stays at the Cleveland State University and the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C., he returned to Auburn University as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1974, where he taught and performed research for 35 years until appointment as Professor Emeritus in 2009.

His research at Auburn spanned several fields including photoelectron spectroscopy, surface science, and antimicrobial materials and polymers. He supervised the research of 18 Ph.D. students, 12 MS students, and 13 post-doctoral fellows and received several university awards for teaching and research while at Auburn. He was named the Stone Award winner in 2004 for the Piedmont, North Carolina American Chemical Society Section as the Outstanding Chemist in the Southeast for that year. His research on the preparation and development of antimicrobial polymers was featured several times on national television and in other venues. He is the author of over 250 journal publications on a variety of topics and is the holder of over 40 patents on antimicrobial technology. One of the inventions developed by Worley and his students has been commercialized by the HaloSource Company in Seattle for disinfection of drinking water in developing nations.

Previous Recipients

2012
Dr. Gary Gruenhage

2011
Dr. Chris Newland

2010
Malcom Crocker
Mechanial Engineering

2009
Dr. Kimberly C. Walls
Music Education

2008
Dr. Bernhard Kaltenboeck
Pathobiology

2007
Dr. Ram Gupta
Chemical Engineering

2006
Dr. Olav Kallenberg
Mathematics and Statistics

2004–05
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Physiology

2003–04
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Human Development and Family Studies

2002–03
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

2001–02
Krystyna Kuperberg
Mathematics

2000–2001
Daniel Szechi
History

1999–2000
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Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

1998–99
W. Daniel Lewis
History

1997–1998
L. Bruce Gladden
Health and Human Performance

1996–1997
Chris Rodger
Discrete and Statistical Sciences

1995–96
Richard C. Jaeger
Electrical Engineering

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