The purpose of this award is to recognize tenured faculty at the rank of professor who have achieved a truly exceptional record of creative activities or research productivity and who demonstrate a record of continued extraordinary productivity. The award consists of the designation “University Distinguished Research Professor” and a one- time supplement of $5,000 added to the base salary. Up to five awards may be made per year to the most qualified candidates. The Award recipients are recognized at the Salute to Faculty Excellence dinner and ceremony in the fall.
Nominations for the designation of University Distinguished Research Professor shall be made by the department chair and submitted to the school or college dean. A candidate’s nomination must be based upon a record of sustained excellence over the course of his/her career. School or college nominations shall be forwarded by the dean to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and shall include a letter of evaluation of the candidate by the dean. Nominations will be reviewed by the University Distinguished Research Professor Selection and Review Committee. To be eligible for this award, an individual must be a full-time tenured professor, have a record of exceptionally distinguished research or creative activity, and demonstrate evidence of the potential for continued extraordinary productivity.
Current Distinguished Research Professors:
|2016||Valerie Martinez-Ebers||Political Science|
|2015||Rajiv Mishra||Materials Science and Engineering|
|2015||Jyoti Shah||Biological Sciences|
|2014||Dornith Doherty||Studio Art|
|2014||Marco Buongiorno Nardelli||Physics|
|2013||Richard Dixon||Biological Sciences|
|2013||Narendra Dahotre||Material Science and Engineering|
|2012||John Ishiyama||Political Science|
|2011||Steve Friedson||Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology|
|2011||Timothy Jackson||Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology|
|2008||Timothy Montler||Technical Communication|
For more information on this distinguished honor please visit UNT Policy 06.016.