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
Kate Rousmaniere Dr. Kate Rousmaniere, Professor in Educational Leadership and 2016 Benjamin Harrison Award winner
Provost Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award winners - 2017

Benjamin Harrison Medallion

Presented in the spring semester, the Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award is one of the most significant recognitions Miami has to offer faculty for contributions attesting to qualities of teaching, research, and/or service. One side of the medallion given to the recipient is a likeness of Benjamin Harrison, the 1852 Miami graduate who became 23rd president of the United States, serving from 1889-1893. The other side reads, "For Outstanding Contribution to the Education of the Nation."

Selection Process


Nominees for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Current member of Miami's faculty who has attained national and/or international stature in an academic discipline and/or an administrative area, and who has served Miami in a variety of ways
  • Recognition of influence beyond his/her primary discipline


Nominees typically hold the rank of professor with at least eight (8) years of service to Miami, exemplifying the best in the teacher-scholar model. Typically, recognition of influence beyond his/her primary discipline will be evidenced by distinction in endeavors that have served the profession, the university, the public or other disciplines exceptionally well.

Calls for nominations are issued by the Awards and Recognitions Committee, an advisory committee of University Senate. Nominations for this award must address the criteria mentioned above and must include the nominee's current CV.

Nomination materials for 2018 should be sent on or before November 1, 2017 to Andrea Ridilla, ridillaj@miamioh.edu.