Forty-one professors hold the title of “University Professor” across the ten-school University of California system. The title is “reserved for scholars of international distinction who are also recognized as teachers of exceptional ability.” The latest scholar to be named a University Professor is also the first philosopher to be given the honor: John Martin Fischer, of UC Riverside.
Professor Fischer’s research has been mainly on questions around free will. He is also the principal investigator on the $5 million Templeton-funded Immortality Project.
You can read more about Fischer and the University Professorship here.