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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.

Dr. Nancy Stevens named 2020 Distinguished Professor

Dr. Nancy Stevens, professor of evolutionary ecology in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been named the 2020 Distinguished Professor by Ohio University.

“The distinguished professor designation is OHIO’s highest honor, and Dr. Stevens, whose scholarly work and research has had a global impact, is most worthy of this honor,” Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said. “Nancy’s contributions in the classroom, in the realm of research, and in the community have proven invaluable. Her expertise and impact are recognized across the world and serve as a model for others in her department, college and the University.”

To read more about Dr. Stevens and this honor, please see this OHIO News article.