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Distinguished Professor Award

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.
 


2019 Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture
Honoring Distinguished Professor Steven Evans

Monday, April 27, 2020
Baker University Center Ballroom
Reception: 6:00 PM
Portrait Unveiling and Lecture: 6:30 PM
 


2020 Distinguished Professor Award nomination process announced

The Office of the President and the Ohio University Distinguished Professors are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Professor.

Nominations may be made by any current Ohio University 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 Distinguished Professor Judith Yaross Lee, chair of the nominations committee, at distinguishedprofessors@ohio.edu. The other members of the nominating committee are Distinguished Professors Susan Burgess, Sasha Govorov, and Steven Evans. Supporting materials should be delivered to Cutler Business Services (Cutler Hall 008), accompanied by a list of items submitted. Materials suitable for review in electronic form should be provided on a jump drive in PDF or (for multimedia) other universal format; physical materials (e.g., books) requiring offline review should be clearly identified on the list.

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

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 semester paid research leave, stipend, and travel support.

The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2020.