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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 (*).

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.

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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  • 2014 - John Watkins, English
  • 2013 - Elaine Tyler May, American Studies
  • 2011 - Ananya Chatterjea, Theatre Arts and Dance
  • 2008 - Kathryn Sikkink, Political Science
  • 2007 - Hisham Bizri, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
  • 2007 - David Treuer, English
  • 2005 - Fernando Arenas, Spanish & Portuguese Studies
John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

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

  • 2014-15 - Becky Mooney, Psychology
  • 2014-15 - Les J. Opatz, CLA Student Services
  • 2013-14 - Kathleen Hansen, Journalism & Mass Communication
  • 2011-12 - Timothy Johnson, Political Science*
  • 2010-11 - Rebecca Rassier, Individualized Degree Programs*
  • 2009-10 - Paul Timmins, CLA Career Services*
  • 2008-09 - Ellen Sunshine, Martin Luther King, Jr. Program *
  • 2007-08 - Holly Hatch-Surisook, Psychology *
  • 2006-07 - Mary Moga, CLA Honors *
  • 2005-06 - Thomas “Ted” Fitch, Arts Student Community *
  • 2005-06 - Rob Silberman, Art History
  • 2004-05 - Gary Thomas, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
  • 2003-04 - Sally Taylor Lieberman, CLA Honors *
  • 2002-03 - Jane Anderson, Social Sciences Student Community *
  • 2000-01 - Pamela Price Baker, CLA Honors *
  • 1999-2000 - Daniel Kelliher, Political Science
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.
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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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