Michael Haley awarded UO’s Noyes Professorship in Chemistry

Michael M. Haley
Michael M. Haley

The UO’s College of Arts and Sciences named Professor Michael M. Haley the most recent recipient of the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professorship in Chemistry. The professorship awards a senior faculty member in any sub-discipline within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for their teaching and scholarship.

Haley received the award after evaluation of his previous research work by the Jacobs Professorship Committee, including article production, citation indices, grant acquisition, graduate student mentoring and accomplishments. In addition, he received the 2002 Thomas F. Herman teaching award and maintained an active position as department head for more than five years.

“This combination of high level research, teaching and service distinguish him as an ideal candidate for this honor,” said Andrew Marcus, acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Both Richard and Patricia Noyes were previously employed at the UO; Richard became a chemistry professor in 1959 and Patricia taught biology from 1974 through her retirement in 1989. The late couple was also known for their philanthropy.

Haley succeeds Geri Richmond, who relinquished the Noyes Professorship when she was appointed a presidential chair last year.

-by Sarah MacKenzie, UO Office of Strategic Communication intern