Outstanding Faculty

'23 Faculty Awards

Honoring High Merit

Every year, we welcome the brightest minds into a community of exceptional faculty. Celebrate this year’s cohort and learn how wonder makes them reach higher.

February 15, 2023

4:00 pm at Crowder Hall, Fred Fox School of Music

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The University of Arizona has an outstanding reputation because of extraordinary faculty

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Headshot of award winner Alfred McEwen

 

A Legacy of Impact

At the University of Arizona, the passion, dedication and achievements of our Outstanding Faculty create a positive environment for all.

These awards recognize luminary faculty for their spark of lasting contributions to the common good in our community, nation, and world.

 

2022-2023 Honorees

Learn more about the University of Arizona luminaries working to change the future of our state, nation, and world.
Congratulations, the Wildcat family honors you.

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Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi, M.F.A.

2022 Regents Professor
Professor, School of Art

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Jean-Luc Brédas

Jean-Luc Brédas, Ph.D.

2022 Regents Professor
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

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Juanita Merchant

Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.

2022 Regents Professor
Professor and Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 

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David Pietz

David Pietz, Ph.D.

2022 Regents Professor
Professor, Department of History

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Donata Vercelli

Donata Vercelli, M.D.

2022 Regents Professor
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

 

 

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John Galgiani

John N. Galgiani, Ph.D.

2022 Distinguished Director's Award
Professor, Department of Medicine
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Kenneth Johns

Kenneth Johns, Ph.D.

2022 University Distinguished Professor
Professor, Department of Physics

 

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Daniel Martinez

Daniel E. Martinez, Ph.D.

2022 Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Department of Mexican American Studies

 

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Paul Melendez

Paul Melendez, Ph.D.

2022 University Distinguished Outreach Faculty 
Professor, Department of Management and Organizations

 

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Rebecca Mosher

Rebecca Mosher, Ph.D.

2022 Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Professor, School of Plant Sciences

 

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Karen Seat

Karen K. Seat, Ph.D.

2022 Distinguished Head Award
Department Head and Director, Department of Religious Studies & Classics, SILLC

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Beverly Seckinger

Beverly Seckinger, M.F.A.

2022 University Distinguished Outreach Faculty
Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television

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Weigang Wang

Weigang Wang, Ph.D.

2022 Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Professor, Department of Physics

 

 

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Martha Bhattacharya

Martha Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

2022 The Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty Award
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

 

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Liudmila Klimanova

Liudmila Klimanova, Ph.D.

2022 University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award
Professor, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

 

 

 

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Ana Cornide

Ana Cornide, Ph.D.

2022 Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize
Associate Professor of Practice, Spanish and Portuguese

 

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Thomas Gianetti

Thomas L. Gianetti, Ph.D.

2022 University Early Career Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Assistant, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

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Jeffrey Pyun

Jeffrey Pyun, Ph.D.

2022 University Distinguished Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Ashley Dixon-Kleiber

Ashley Dixon-Kleiber

2022 Early Career Scholars Award
Areas Assistant Agent, Cooperative Extension

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David Enard

David Enard, Ph.D.

2022 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Molly Gebrian

Molly Gebrian, DMA

2022 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor of Viola, Fred Fox School of Music

 

 

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Thomas Gianetti

Thomas L. Gianetti, Ph.D.

2022 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Tammi Walker

Tammi D. Walker, Ph.D.

2022 Early Career Scholars Award
Associate Professor, Law & Psychology

 

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Erik Blackwood

Erik Blackwood, Ph.D.

2022 Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Faculty in Training, Internal Medicine

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Emily Bray

Emily Elizabeth Bray, Ph.D.

2022 Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Anthropology

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Sheilah Nicholas

Sheilah E. Nicholas, Ph.D.

2022 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award for Graduate Education
Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Department

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Stephanie Troutman Robbins

Stephanie Troutman Robbins, Ph.D.

2022 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award for Graduate Education
Department Head and Associate Professor, Gender & Women's Studies

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Koenraad Van Doorslaer

Koenraad Van Doorslaer, Ph.D.

2022 Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award
Assistant Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

 

 

 


Learn more about past University of Arizona awards and honors recipients.

HONORS & AWARDS

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Artwork

Artwork designed by Dwayne Manuel 


 

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Medal Artwork

Reaching Higher

Outstanding Faculty medallions are reserved for Regents Professors, Distinguished Outreach Professors, and University Distinguished Professors. Learn more about the artist who helped craft each of these pieces.

About the Artist

 

We are honored to have some of the best and brightest professors in the world.

Feeling inspired? Follow the link below to nominate a colleague or learn more about faculty awards and honors in the Office of the Provost.

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