Spotlight

Illinois faculty are regularly recognized with awards and honors at every stage of their careers.

Read about recent faculty achievements below.

Keeping the Office of the Provost updated about achievements helps us to recognize and publicize them. To notify our office of a recent award or honor, please use this online form.

Recipient Rank Department Honor
Soo Ah Kwon Associate Professor Asian American Studies Conrad Humanities Scholar
Andrew Alleyne Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering Society of Women Engineers Advocating for Women in Engineering Award
Rashid Bashir Professor Bioengineering BMES Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award
Diane Beck Professor Psychology Distinguished Promotion Award
Donna Buchanan Professor Music Distinguished Promotion Award
Hua-Hua Chang Professor Educational Psychology American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program E.F. Lindquist Award
John Cronan Professor Microbiology Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Scott Denmark Professor Chemistry Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Francina Dominguez Associate Professor Atmospheric Sciences Distinguished Promotion Award
Nora El-Gohary Associate Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering Distinguished Promotion Award
Randy Ewoldt Associate Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering Distinguished Promotion Award
Timothy Fan Professor Veterinary Clinical Medicine Distinguished Promotion Award
Andrew Gewirth Professor Chemistry Peter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of Chemistry
Paul Hergenrother Professor Chemistry American Chemical Society George & Christine Sosnovsky Award for Cancer Research
Marc Hertzman Associate Professor History Conrad Humanities Scholar
Katy Huff Assistant Professor Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering American Nuclear Society Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award
Sheldon Jacobson Professor Computer Science Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award
Prashant Jain Associate Professor Chemistry Distinguished Promotion Award
Lilya Kaganovsky Professor Comparative & World Literature Distinguished Promotion Award
John Karam Associate Professor Spanish & Portuguese Conrad Humanities Scholar
Thomas Kehl-Fie  Assistant Professor Microbiology Vallee Scholar
James Kuklinski Professor Emeritus Political Science Hazel Gaudet Erskine Political Psychology Career Achievement Award
John Lynn Professor Emeritus History National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award
Jeffrey Moore Professor Chemistry Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Catherine Murphy Professor Chemistry Larry R. Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry
Satish Nair Professor Biochemistry I.C. Gunsalus Professor
Brian Ogolsky Associate Professor Human Development & Family Studies Election to the Board of National Council on Family Relations
Donald Ort Professor Plant Biology Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Gary Parker Professor Geology Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Robert Pilawa-Podgurski Associate Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering Distinguished Promotion Award
Sonali Shah Associate Professor Business Administration Distinguished Promotion Award
Daniel Shike Associate Professor Animal Sciences Distinguished Promotion Award
Dusan Stipanović Professor Industrial & Enterprise Engineering Humboldt Foundation Friederick Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
Daniel Sullivan Professor Theater Tony Award Nomination
Brad Sutton Professor Bioengineering Distinguished Promotion Award
John Vasquez Professor Political Science American Political Science Association Conflict Processes Section Lifetime Achievement Award