Elena Litchman Becomes a MSU Foundation Professor
Elena Litchman is internationally recognized for her research on phytoplankton communities in both freshwater and marine environments. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and is regularly invited to give talks at international conferences, workshops, and symposia. Elena's many accolades include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a National Science Foundation Career Award. Now she can add MSU Foundation Professor to the list.
Established in 2014 by the MSU Foundation, the title of MSU Foundation Professor is awarded to exceptionally accomplished faculty members, current and incoming, who are recommended for the honor by their deans. These talented researchers are leaders in their disciplines, advancing specific areas of scholarly need, disciplinary development, or research or creative emphasis at MSU. Awardees retain the title of MSU Foundation Professor for the duration of their service at MSU and typically receive scholarly support for the first five years after receiving the award.