Marjorie Skubic named Curators' Distinguished Professor Emerita

September 20, 2023

Marjorie Skubic has been named a Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita following the University of Missouri System’s Board of Curators meeting on Sept. 7.

Marjorie Skubic

She was first named Curators’ Distinguished Professor in 2021.

Skubic is director of the Center to Stream Healthcare in Place (C2SHIP), formerly the Mizzou Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT).

Through the center, she has long investigated sensors and devices that allow older adults to monitor their health from home, including sensors that detect fall risks. She has six patents, and her technologies have been translated into commercial products now used in senior living facilities.

Skubic joined what is now the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1997 after working in industry as a software developer and product manager. She chose Mizzou, she said, because of the ability to work with researchers across disciplines. Over the years, she’s collaborated with faculty from the MU School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

At the September meeting, the Board also named Mizzou Engineering’s Jianlin “Jack” Cheng, Zhiqiang Hu and Xiu-Feng “Henry” Wan as Curators’ Distinguished Professors.

See a full list of MU’s 2023 Curators’ Distinguished Professors here.