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John Freemuth Named 2018 Boise State Distinguished Professor

The Office of the Provost recently announced that John Freemuth has been selected as the 2018 Boise State University Distinguished Professor. This title constitutes one of the highest honors that may be given to a faculty member at Boise State and is reserved for a select few who have made significant contributions to their academic disciplines.

Portrait of John Freemuth
John Freemuth

Freemuth is the executive director of the Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy and professor of public policy and administration. He arrived at Boise State as a visiting assistant professor in 1986 with an undergraduate degree from Ponoma College, a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Environmental Policy and Public Administration from Colorado State University. Freemuth became a full professor in 1996 and was named executive director of the Andrus Center in 2016.

For many, both on and off campus, Freemuth may be best known for his role as a public intellectual. He is a leader among the academic community in translating complicated and multi-layered scientific and political thinking to a broad audience. He is the recipient of many honors including Carnegie Foundation/CASE Professor of the Year for Idaho, the Foundation Award for Service from Boise State University, and nomination to Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society that recognizes excellence across all academic disciplines. He has published widely, served as associate editor of two professional journals and has received millions of dollars in grants.

The impact of his research, teaching and service is far reaching, and the honor of distinguished professor is well deserved.  Please join the campus community in honoring Freemuth at a reception from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Benjamin Victor Gallery.