Dr. Hauger Named Callaway Professor of Physics

HaugerDr. Andy Hauger has just been named as Augusta State University’s Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair. With this honor, Dr. Hauger’s official title is now the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Physics.

Funded by the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Trust, this chaired professorship was begun in 1968 by the Callaway Foundation to enrich the academic programs in selected Georgia colleges and universities. Forty chairs were established by the Trust to honor Fuller E. Callaway, Sr., and his special interest in higher education.

According to Dr. Carol Rychly, vice president for academic affairs at ASU, Dr. Hauger was chosen for this distinguished chair to recognize his superior teaching abilities and for his overall commitment to the academic success of ASU students. And there is no doubt that faculty and students across the ASU campus would agree with this.

Dr. Hauger joined the ASU faculty in 1996 after teaching at the US Naval Nuclear Power School and at Depauw University. In 2004, he became the director of ASU’s Honors Program. After serving more than a year in that capacity, Dr. Hauger left ASU for one year to serve as a medical physics fellow at Vanderbilt University. He then returned to ASU in 2006 to become chair of ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics. In 2010, he relinquished his duties as department chair to begin serving as the director of ASU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. He also took on the position as the co-director of ASU’s Savannah River Scholars Program (SRSP), a programmatic initiative that he spearheaded and that was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Hauger is an eight-time recipient of the ASU Student Ambassador Board’s Most Valuable Professor Award. He is also a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, the Instructor of the Year Award from the US Naval Nuclear Power School, and the Depauw University Mortar Board Teaching Excellence Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Hauger on this special recognition!