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Faculty of Distinction


CLA's faculty and staff have been awarded many prestigious awards over the past decade. Staff members are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture Award

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow

Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award

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Dean's Medalists

Distinguished McKnight University Professorships

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Distinguished Women Scholars

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Guggenheim Fellowships

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John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

The John Tate award may be given to faculty & non-faculty advisors. Award Criteria

MacArthur Fellowships

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McKnight Land-Grant Professors

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McKnight Presidential Endowed Chairs

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McKnight Presidential Endowed Professors

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Morse-Alumni Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

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Nobel Prize

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President's Award for Outstanding Service

This award recognizes both faculty & staff who have demonstrated outstanding service. Award Criteria

Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award

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Regents Professorships

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Sara Evans Faculty Woman/Scholar Award

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Scholars of the College

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Award-winning Faculty

Although CLA faculty are 21% of the University's faculty, they are 45% of the University's Regents Professors, 18% of the McKnight Distinguished Professors, and 32% of the President's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.