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Nominations sought for OHIO Distinguished Professor award


There is still time for Ohio University faculty members to nominate worthy colleagues for the 2015 Ohio University Distinguished Professor award. The Ohio University Distinguished Professors screening committee will accept nominations until the mid-February nomination deadline.

Nominations may be made by any current OHIO faculty member and are welcomed from all departments, schools, and academic disciplines at Ohio University. A letter of nomination outlining the case for the candidate should be submitted, accompanied by up to 10 supporting letters primarily from leading external experts in the candidate’s field. Additional relevant supporting material also may be included.

Nominations should be submitted directly to Dr. John Kopchick, chair of the screening committee, at distinguishedprofessors@ohio.edu. All supporting materials can be delivered to the Office of the President in Cutler Hall 108.

The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments and is the highest permanent recognition attainable by faculty at Ohio University. Recipients must have attained tenure and completed a minimum of five years of service at Ohio University.

Among the privileges granted to Distinguished Professors is the honor of annually naming an undergraduate student to receive a year's full-tuition scholarship, lifetime designation title of Distinguished Professor, a one-quarter paid research leave, stipend, and travel support.

The award, first given in 1959, is supported by an endowment provided by Edwin and Ruth Kennedy to the Baker Fund.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 16, 2015. For additional details about the Distinguished Professor Award, please visit the website at www.ohio.edu/distinguishedprofessor.