Outstanding Faculty

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

2024 Outstanding 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.

Join us Wednesday, February 28th
at 3:30 pm in Crowder Hall, School of Music

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2023-2024 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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Price Fishback

Price Fishback, Ph.D.

2023 Regents Professor
Professor, Economics

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Takeshi Inomata

Takeshi Inomata, Ph.D.

2023 Regents Professor
Professor, Anthropology

 

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Chris Segrin

Chris Segrin, Ph.D.

2023 Regents Professor
Professor and Head, Communication

 

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Kathy G. Short

Kathy G. Short, Ph.D.

2023 Regents Professor
Professor, Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies

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Todd W. Vanderah

Todd W. Vanderah, Ph.D.

2023 Regents Professor
Professor and Head, Pharmacology

 

 

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Meg Lota Brown

Meg Lota Brown, Ph.D.

2023 University Distinguished Professor
Professor, English
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John C. Palumbo

John C. Palumbo, Ph.D.

2023 University Distinguished Outreach Faculty 
Professor and Extension Specialist, Entomology 

 

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Kelly Simmons-Potter

Kelly Simmons-Potter, Ph.D.

2023 University Distinguished Outreach Faculty 
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

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Diane E. Austin

Diane E. Austin, Ph.D.

2023 Distinguished Director's Award
Director and Professor, Anthropology

 

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David A. Baltrus

David A. Baltrus, Ph.D.

2023 Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Professor, Plant Sciences

 

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Monica Ramirez-Andreotta

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, Ph.D.

2023 Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Professor, Environmental Science

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Michael Marty

Michael Marty, Ph.D.

2023 Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

 

 

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Teresa Carmela Rosano

Teresa Carmela Rosano, AIA, LEED AP

2023 The Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty Award
Assistant Professor, Architecture

 

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Jennifer A. Wolfe

Jennifer A. Wolfe, Ph.D.

2023 University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award
Associate Professor, Mathematics

 

 

 

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Henk Granzier

Henk Granzier, Ph.D.

2023 Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

 

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Joyce Schroeder

Joyce Schroeder, Ph.D.

2023 University Distinguished Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Judith Su

Judith Su, Ph.D.

2023 University Early Career Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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Wolfgang Fink

Wolfgang Fink, Ph.D.

2023 University Faculty Service Award
Associate Professor, College of Engineering

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Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner, Ph.D.

2023 University Faculty Service Award
Associate Professor of Practice, Cyber, Intelligence and Information Operations

 

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Judith S. Gordon

Judith S. Gordon, Ph.D.

2023 Distinguished Mentor Award
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Nursing
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Jeannette D. Hoit

Jeannette D. Hoit, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP

2023 Faculty Peer Mentor Award
Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

 

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Kevin Gosner

Kevin Gosner, Ph.D.

2023 Mentoring Future Scholars Award
Associate Professor, History 

 

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Lillian Gorman

Lillian Gorman, Ph.D.

2023 Mentoring Future Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

 

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Ana M. Carvalho

Ana M. Carvalho, Ph.D.

2023 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award for Graduate Education
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

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M. Leandro Heien

M. Leandro Heien, Ph.D.

2023 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award for Graduate Education
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Laura K. Meredith

Laura K. Meredith, Ph.D.

2023 Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award
Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environment

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Romy Cerón Canché

Romy Cerón Canché, M.A.

2023 Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award
Mentor Fellow, Spanish and Portuguese

 

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Yuanyuan Kay He

Yuanyuan Kay He, D.M.A.

2023 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Music Composition

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Anna Josephson

Anna Josephson, Ph.D.

2023 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Andrew Curley

Andrew Curley, Ph.D.

2023 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Geography, Development and Environment

 

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Andrew Paek

Andrew Paek, Ph.D.

2023 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Alex Craig

Alex Craig, Ph.D.

2023 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Jeehey Kim

Jeehey Kim, Ph.D.

2023 Early Career Scholars Award
Assistant Professor, Art History

 

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Christian A. Parkinson

Christian A. Parkinson, Ph.D.

2023 Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Postdoctoral Associate, Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Learn more about University of Arizona awards and honors recipients.

HONORS & AWARDS

 

 

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.

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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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