Dr. Linda Marchant, 2017 Benjamin Harrison Award winner Dr. Linda Marchant, Professor in Anthropology and the 2017 Benjamin Harrison Award winner
Dr. Mahmud Khan, 2017 Distinguished Scholar Dr. Mahmud Khan, Assistant Professor in Physics and 2017 Junior Faculty Scholar
Dr. Allen McConnell, 2017 Distinguished Professor Dr. Allen McConnell, Professor in Psychology and 2017 Distinguished Professor
Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, 2017 Excellence in Career Development Awardee Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Associate Professor in Global and Intercultural Studies and 2017 Excellence in Career Development Awardee
PSAAA Awards winners 2016 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award winners - 2016
Kate Rousmaniere Dr. Kate Rousmaniere, Professor in Educational Leadership and 2016 Benjamin Harrison Award winner

University Distinguished Professor

The title of University Distinguished Professor is conferred upon those faculty members whose achievements unequivocally merit the recognition. The selection process involves a rigorous appraisal, including requests of nationally and internationally known scholars in the appropriate discipline outside Miami University to place the nominee among other distinguished scholars of national and international reputation. University Distinguished Professors receive an annual stipend for conducting research and other professional activities.

Selection Process

The Awards and Recognition Committee, an advisory committee of University Senate, solicits nominations from Miami faculty and staff. Each nominee should be:

  • Member of the Miami faculty for a least eight years holding the rank of Professor
  • Teacher of demonstrated excellence and a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University
  • Distinguished scholar of national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and with projected high-level of scholarly productivity in the future

The call for nominations for the University Distinguished Professor Award is issued every other year (years beginning with even numbers: 2018-2019, 2020-2021 etc.), alternating with the Distinguished Service Award. It is presented to no more than two recipients at a reception at the end of the academic year.