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CAS Hall of Fame Inductees

All recipients will be inducted at a formal induction ceremony and will be honored on a permanent plaque in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Paul D. Bloom

Paul D. Bloom

1996, Chemistry

Paul Bloom ’96 serves as vice president, Process and Chemical Research, at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company. In that role, he leads research efforts in process development and chemical research to help ADM develop technologies that will improve the company’s cost position and drive new product opportunities. He also works with ADM’s commercial and production teams to move technologies from the laboratory to deployment.

Bloom joined ADM in 2001 as a research scientist, and in 2007 was named director, Chemical Technology Strategy. During his time at ADM, he has authored more than 20 patents and has played a key role in developing the research portfolio for ADM’s industrial chemicals group. In 2010, Bloom took on a commercial management role within ADM’s corn business. Most recently, he served as general manager, Evolution Chemicals and director, Technology Commercialization.

Bloom holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. He was awarded the U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award for Designing Safer Chemicals in 2005. In 2016, he, along with other team members, received the Platts Global Energy Breakthrough Solution of the Year, followed by the Innovation in Bioplastics Award from the Plastics Industry Association in 2017. Bloom is devoted to serving his community and is a passionate advocate of STEM education. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition. He is also vice chairman, Food & Agriculture on the Executive Committee of iBIO, and serves on the Advisory Board for SIU School of Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy.

Paul lives in Forsyth with his wife, Beth, and their two children.

Judee K. Burgoon

Judee K. Burgoon

M.S. 1972, Communication

Judee K. Burgoon M.S. ’72 is professor of Communication, Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, where she is director of research for the Center for the Management of Information. She holds a joint doctorate from West Virginia University in communication and educational psychology. In addition to overseeing media research as vice president of Louis Harris and Associates (New York), she has held faculty positions at the University of Florida and Michigan State University, as well as a visiting scholar position at Harvard University and distinguished visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Burgoon has authored or edited 15 books and monographs and over 300 articles, chapters, and reviews related to nonverbal and relational communication, interpersonal relationships, the impact of new communication technologies on human-human and human-computer interaction, research methods, and public opinion toward the media. Her research, which currently centers on deception, interpersonal interaction, and new communication technologies, has been supported by extramural funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the National Center for Credibility Assessment, the National Institutes of Mental Health, Gannett Foundation, Gannett Co., Inc., and Associated Press Managing Editors, among others. Her latest research award from the Department of Defense is a five-year multi-university research initiative effort to develop SCAN: Socio-Cultural Attitudinal Networks. She is co-editing a book on Trust and Deception in Group Interaction. Her Nonverbal Communication textbook is in its third edition.

Her professional service includes holding several offices in the International Communication Association (ICA) and the Nonverbal Communication Association (NCA), where she co-founded and chaired the Nonverbal Communication Division. In addition to editing NCA’s flagship journal for scientific research, Communication Monographs, she is recipient of NCA’s Golden Anniversary Monographs Award, the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award for Scholarship of Lasting Impact, the Mark L. Knapp Interpersonal Communication Award, and selection as a Distinguished Scholar, NCA’s highest award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement. She was the youngest woman to be elected a fellow of the International Communication Association and was awarded ICA’s Steven B. Chaffee Career Productivity Award and the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award. A recent published survey identified her as the most prolific female scholar in the field of communication in the 20th century.

Aside from academics, Burgoon and former husband, Michael Burgoon, founded Burgoon Co., Inc., which conducted media research in over 100 newspaper and seven TV markets and conducted the seminal research that launched America’s only national newspaper, USA Today. Most recently, Burgoon and colleagues have formed Discern Science International, which is developing artificial intelligence tools to screen employment applicants and passengers for security risks.

Burgoon and husband, Jon Henderson, live in Tucson, Arizona, during most of the year but escape to northern Michigan to enjoy lakeside living with family during the summer months. Although she is no longer able to play golf, she is an avid follower of professional golf, women’s soccer, and University of Arizona basketball and football.

Robert W. Hunt

Robert W. Hunt

Professor Emeritus, Politics and Government

Professor Emeritus Bob Hunt taught for 32 years in the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University before retiring in 2002. During his career he also taught at Connecticut College, Gujarat University, the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea, and Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hunt earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University and then his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. As part of his doctoral degree work he also studied Hindi and South Asian politics under a National Defense Foreign Language Grant at the University of Pennsylvania and quantitative social and political analysis with an NSF grant at the University of Michigan—where he also met his future wife, Deanna.

At Illinois State Hunt taught courses in comparative politics, with a focus on Asia and the politics of the developing areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He also taught courses in political psychology, political violence, community development, and nonprofit management.

Over the years he received four Fulbright awards for research and teaching in India and South Korea and received an American Institute of Indian Studies award for research in India. For his research and teaching on the role of the nonprofit sector in community and economic development worldwide he received a three-year Exxon Foundation grant.

Hunt did consulting work focused on micro enterprise and community economic development in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Korea, Lesotho, Kenya, and Liberia working with USAID, the International Labor Organization and a number of international nonprofit organizations. His publications drew in large measure on his field work and include chapters in seven books, articles in a similar number of professional journals and several monographs.

His main consulting work came with a two-year assignment with the U.S. Agency for International Development while on leave from Illinois State. As Hunt participated in organizing and leading political economy seminars for mid-career foreign service officers, he became aware of a program of the U.S. Peace Corps to promote graduate educational opportunities for returned volunteers. In association with colleagues at Western Illinois University he wrote a successful grant proposal to the Kellogg Foundation to support the first program where returned volunteers could earn graduate degrees for study and field work in community economic development. Over time the PC Fellows program was transformed by the extraordinary leaders who followed Hunt into what became Illinois State’s Adlai Stevenson Center. Some 200 graduates have passed through the programs over the past 25 years, and a good portion are serving in the United States and around the world in a variety of community and development roles.

In retirement Hunt has been involved with community development activities, including those of the United Way and the West Bloomington Revitalization Project. He also consults with a new nonprofit organization focused on assisting communities dealing with climate change.

He and his late wife, Deanna Johnson Hunt, were married for 53 years. Deanna, a wonderful wife, mother, and partner, was also a speech therapist, who among other things, started the first speech pathology program in Western India, a program that continues today in expanded form. The Hunts had one son, Drew Huntleigh, who currently works for the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Chicago Asylum Office. His wife, Amanda Grizzle Huntleigh, is an assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. They have a 3-year-old son, Aramis, who promises to have extraordinary and positive impacts on humanity.

Alfredo Mirandé

Alfredo Mirandé

1963, Social Sciences Education

Alfredo Mirandé ’63, a native of Mexico City and the father of three children, is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a practicing attorney who previously taught at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Mirandé received a B.S. in social sciences from Illinois State University.

M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Nebraska, and a J.D. from Stanford University. Mirandé’s teaching and research interests are in Chicano sociology; masculinity; constitutional law; civil rights; and the relationship among law, race, class, and gender. He has also published numerous journal articles on sociology, law, and ethnic studies, and is the author of The Age of Crisis, 1975; La Chicana: The Mexican American Woman (co-authored with Evangelina Enríquez), 1979; The Chicano Experience: An Alter- native Perspective, 1985; Gringo Justice, 1987; Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture, 1977; The Stanford Law Chronicles: 'Doin' Time on the Farm, 2006; Jalos USA: Transnational Community and Identity (2014); Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in a Zapotec Community, 2017, and Gringo Injustice: Insider Perspectives on Police, Gangs, and Law, 2019.

Ron Stacker Thompson

Ron Stacker Thompson

1964, English

In film, Ron Stacker Thompson ’64 has been a producer on such diverse films as A Rage In Harlem, Deep Cover, The Cemetery Club, Sister Act 2, and Hoodlum. Other feature credits include To Sleep With Anger and Grand Canyon. His film experience has afforded him the opportunity to work with such stellar talent as Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Laurence Fishburne, Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover, Christina Ricci, Jeff Goldblum, and Andy Garcia.

In television, he wrote and produced America’s Dream, the highly acclaimed HBO Special nominated for nine Cable Ace Awards, two of which Thompson won for Best Writing and Best Producing of a Dramatic Series or Special. America’s Dream, starring Danny Glover and Wesley Snipes (based on short stories by Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, and John Henrik Clarke), was also honored with the prestigious NAACP Image Award for Best Television Movie or Mini-Series. Thompson has also written Nat King Cole: Loved in Return for the award winning series Biography on the A&E Network. His most recent work is the feature Funny Valentines starring Alfre Woodard and Loretta Devine for BET/Universal.

It is in theater where Thompson developed his unique ability to successfully blend all aspects of his talents. As founder and artistic director of the Oakland Ensemble Theatre he produced and directed over 50 plays, many of which he wrote. As well, he has directed national tours of Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues starring Della Reese; Soul Survivor starring Ted Lange; and Achieving the Dream starring Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. He has directed productions at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina, and Off Broadway at the Henry Street Settlement, AMAS Theatre, and the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem. His most recent work as a playwright is Rejoice! A Musical Celebration, produced during the 2016 holiday season at The Willingham Theater in Yadkinville, North Carolina, where he has been artistic director for the past seven years.

As well, Thompson has been deeply involved in education, teaching subjects ranging from literature and poetry, urban and ethnic studies to speech, theatre, dance and multicultural philosophy. He is presently a professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he is chair of the Screenwriting Department in the School of Filmmaking.

Personally, he just celebrated his 50th anniversary of marriage to Cle Thompson, noted jazz vocalist. They recently documented their lives together in the musical dramedy The Daze of Our Lives, which highlighted their daughter (Ashley) and two grandchildren (Magnus, 14, and Thaddeus, 9).

“There have been a few bumps in the road, but basically life has been very good to me…in fact, far better than I could ever have imagined.”

Past Recipients

  • 2017-2018
  • Melissa S. Barnhart

    Melissa S. Barnhart

    1982, French

  • Victoria F. Harris

    Victoria F. Harris

    1970, M.S. 1972, Professor Emerita of English

  • Douglas A. Spilatro

    Douglas A. Spilatro

    1979, Mass Communication

  • Daniel J. Wagner

    Daniel J. Wagner

    1989, M.S. 1994, Political Science

  • 2016-2017
  • David G. Crumbaugh

    David G. Crumbaugh

    1973, Politics and Government

  • Thomas E. Eimermann

    Thomas E. Eimermann

    Professor Emeritus of Politics and Government

  • Carl E. Hulse

    Carl E. Hulse

    1976, Communication

  • 2015-2016
  • James R. Carter

    James R. Carter

    Professor Emeritus of Geography-Geology

  • Denise K. Vowell

    Denise K. Vowell

    1974, Philosophy and Politics and Government

  • 2014-2015
  • Robert M. Augustine

    Robert M. Augustine

    1975, M.S. 1976, Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Laura E. Berk

    Laura E. Berk


  • Robert G. Corbett and Dr. Gail A. Corbett

    Robert G. Corbett and Dr. Gail A. Corbett

    Geography - Geology

  • Charles B. Harris

    Charles B. Harris


  • Deborah Hull-Walski

    Deborah Hull-Walski

    M.S. 1988, Historical Archeology

  • William Semlak

    William Semlak


  • 2013-2014
  • Kwame A. Curtis

    Kwame A. Curtis

    2000, M.S. 2002, Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • John P. Kaminski

    John P. Kaminski

    1966, M.S. 1967, Social Sciences Education and History

  • 2012-2013
  • H. Tak Cheung

    H. Tak Cheung

    Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

  • Robert M. North

    Robert M. North

    1974, Geology

  • Joni J. St. John

    Joni J. St. John

    1985, Ph.D 1989, Biological Sciences

  • 2011-2012
  • Phil Bedella

    Phil Bedella

    1988, Communication

  • Adam Kinzinger

    Adam Kinzinger

    2000, Politics and Government

  • Janice Witherspoon Neuleib

    Janice Witherspoon Neuleib

    M.A. 1970, English

  • Darrel A. Sutter

    Darrel A. Sutter

    1960, M.S. 1968, Social Sciences Education

  • Kay B. Wilson

    Kay B. Wilson

    1963, Mathematics

  • Thomas D. Wilson

    Thomas D. Wilson

    1959, Social Sciences Education

  • 2010-2011
  • George Gordon

    George Gordon

    Professor Emeritus of Politics and Government

  • Myra Gordon

    Myra Gordon

    M.S. 1997, English

  • Erwin McEwen

    Erwin McEwen

    B.S. 1986, Economics

  • Dean Miller

    Dean Miller

    B.S. 1977, Economics

  • Alfred Runte

    Alfred Runte

    M.S. 1971, History

  • Kenneth Schrankel

    Kenneth Schrankel

    M.S. 1973, Ph.D 1978, Biological Sciences

  • Tom Sheridan

    Tom Sheridan

    B.S. 1990, Communication

  • Mary Turilli

    Mary Turilli

    B.S. 1978, M.S 1982, Communication

  • 2009-2010
  • Jay Blunk

    Jay Blunk

    1986, Communication

  • Jeffery T. Charnogorsky

    Jeffery T. Charnogorsky

    1985, Politics and Government

  • Larry Flinn

    Larry Flinn

    1977, Business Administration

  • John B. Freed

    John B. Freed

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History

  • Robert L. Freitag

    Robert L. Freitag

    1984, Politics and Government

  • Dan Roan

    Dan Roan

    1976, Communication

  • Bruce E. Scher

    Bruce E. Scher

    1974, M.S. 1977, English

  • Neil R. and Joan B. Styczynski

    Neil R. and Joan B. Styczynski

    Friends of the College

  • Gloria Campbell White

    Gloria Campbell White

    1958, Biological Sciences

  • 2008-2009
  • Herman E. Brockman

    Herman E. Brockman

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

  • Warren R. Harden

    Warren R. Harden

    Professor Emeritus of Economics

  • Arlan C. Helgeson

    Arlan C. Helgeson

    Professor Emeritus of History

  • Sarz Maxwell

    Sarz Maxwell

    1980, Biological Science

  • E. Joan Miller

    E. Joan Miller

    Professor Emerita of Geography

  • R. Michael Miller

    R. Michael Miller

    M.S. 1971, Ph.D. 1975, Biological Sciences

  • Stan Rives

    Stan Rives

    1952, M.S.E. 1955, Communication

  • Dan Rutherford

    Dan Rutherford

    1978, Business Administration

  • 2007-2008
  • Craig Bouchard

    Craig Bouchard

    1975, M.S. 1977, Social Sciences and Economics

  • Willie G. Brown

    Willie G. Brown

    1973, Business Administration

  • Michael F. Canney

    Michael F. Canney

    1984, Physics

  • John W. McClarey

    John W. McClarey

    1984, History

  • Suzanne M. Michalek

    Suzanne M. Michalek

    1967, M.S. 1968, Biological Sciences

  • Tong-man Ong

    Tong-man Ong

    M.S. 1967, Ph.D. 1970, Biological Sciences

  • Vernon C. Pohlmann

    Vernon C. Pohlmann

    Professor Emeritus of Sociology

  • John F. Rooney

    John F. Rooney

    1961, M.S. 1962, Geography

  • Sharon J. Tarvin

    Sharon J. Tarvin

    1971, Mathematics

  • 2006-2007
  • Dwight E. Adams

    Dwight E. Adams

    M.S. 1979, Biological Sciences

  • Leslie A. Bertagnolli

    Leslie A. Bertagnolli

    1970, M.A. 1971, English

  • LaDonna M. Carlton

    LaDonna M. Carlton

    1978, M.S. 1981, Sociology

  • Patrick J. Cotter

    Patrick J. Cotter

    1978, Political Science

  • Scott M. Elliott

    Scott M. Elliott

    1985, Economics and Sociology

  • Glenda Hill Gentile

    Glenda Hill Gentile

    1973, Biological Sciences

  • James M. Gentile

    James M. Gentile

    M.S. 1970, Ph.D. 1974, Biological Sciences

  • Steven H. Graham

    Steven H. Graham

    1975, M.S. 1976, Mathematics and Economics

  • Virginia Lee Owen

    Virginia Lee Owen

    1962, Mathematics

  • 2005-2006
  • David M. DeMarini

    David M. DeMarini

    BS 1972; MS 1974; Ph.D. 1980, Biological Sciences

  • Charles Dunn

    Charles Dunn

    B.S. 1962, Social Sciences Education

  • Joseph French

    Joseph French

    S.E. 1949, M.S.E. 1950, Social Sciences Education; Guidance and Personnel

  • Carl Kasten

    Carl Kasten

    BS 1966 Economics and Political Science

  • Michael McCuskey

    Michael McCuskey

    B.S.E 1970, LLD 1903, Political Science

  • Martin Rademacher

    Martin Rademacher

    B.S.E 1959, Mathematics

  • Barbara Scholley

    Barbara Scholley

    BS 1980, SCD 1999, Biological Sciences

  • Sol Shulman

    Sol Shulman


  • Vincent J. Trosino

    Vincent J. Trosino

    M.S. 1973, Psychology

  • Chris J. Wiant

    Chris J. Wiant

    BS 1972, Chemistry

  • W. Charles Witte

    W. Charles Witte

    BS 1971, Business Administration and Economics

  • 2004-2005
  • Kathryn Bohn

    Kathryn Bohn

    BS 1974, M.S. 1980, Biological Sciences

  • K. Patricia Cross

    K. Patricia Cross

    BSE 1948, Mathematics

  • Gerald Ferris

    Gerald Ferris

    BS 1973; MS 1979, Psychology

  • James Fisher

    James Fisher

    BSE 1956; MSE 1957; Honorary Degree 1983, Social Sciences Education

  • Robert Gray

    Robert Gray

    Ph.D. 1971, Biological Sciences

  • Kenneth Janda

    Kenneth Janda

    B.S 1957, Political Science

  • Keith Kattner

    Keith Kattner

    B.S. 1985, Biological Sciences

  • James A. Knecht

    James A. Knecht

    B.S. 1968, English

  • James Koch

    James Koch

    B.A. 1968, Social Sciences Education and Economics

  • Felissa Lashley

    Felissa Lashley

    Ph.D. 1973, Biological Sciences

  • John Matheson

    John Matheson

    B.S. 1974, Economics

  • C. Robert O'Dell

    C. Robert O'Dell

    BSE 1959; Honorary Degree 1901, Physics

  • Andreas Paloumpis

    Andreas Paloumpis

    S.E. 1950; M.S.E. 1953, Secondary Education; Biological Sciences

  • George Pruitt

    George Pruitt

    B.S. 1968; M.S. 1970; Honorary Degree '94, Biological Sciences; Counselor Education

  • Elston Roady

    Elston Roady

    B.S.E. 1942, Secondary Education and Political Science

  • Gary Schnurrpusch

    Gary Schnurrpusch

    B.S. 1969, Mathematics and Biological Sciences

  • Kenneth Shaw

    Kenneth "Buzz" Shaw

    B.S.E. 1961; Honorary Degree 1987, Social Sciences Education

  • Lloyd Simonson

    Lloyd Simonson

    MS 1968; Ph.D. 1974, Biological Sciences

  • Louis Smith

    Louis Smith

    M.A. 1967, History

  • 2003-2004
  • Wallace Anderson

    Wallace Anderson

    B.S. 1983, Biological Sciences and Foreign Languages

  • Stephane Booth

    Stephane Booth

    M.S. 1979, D.A. 1983, History

  • David Brusick

    David Brusick

    M.S. 1964, Ph.D. 1970, Biological Sciences

  • John Dossey

    John Dossey

    B.A. 1965, M.S. 1968, Mathematics

  • Marc Bulandr

    Marc Bulandr

    B.S. 1989 M.S. 1992, Sociology

  • Kurt Frank

    Kurt Frank

    B.S. 1975, Biological Sciences

  • Fred Gletten

    Fred Gletten

    B.S.E. 1971, Biological Sciences

  • Pat Huffman

    Pat Huffman

    B.S. 1970, M.S. 1973, Chemistry

  • Marvin Kleinau

    Marvin Kleinau

    B.S.E. 1952; M.S.E. 1960, Communication

  • Phares O'Daffer

    Phares O'Daffer

    M.S.E. 1956, Mathematics

  • Robert Shears

    Robert Shears

    B.S. 1973, Physics

  • Maya Shenoy

    Maya Shenoy

    B.S. 1973, B.S. 1978, Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Tom Wicke

    Tom Wicke

    B.A. 1971, Psychology

  • Larry Williams

    Larry Williams

    B.A. 1977, M.S. 1979, Political Science