Emeritus Distinction Award

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General Information

This award recognizes outstanding emeritus faculty.


Each department or program may nominate only ONE professor each year.

To be considered for this award, you must:

  • hold emeritus rank for a minimum of two years
  • be outstanding in one or more of the following:
    • professionally related scholarly activities (e.g. professional meetings, research, publication, lectures at colleges and universities, etc.);
    • teaching;
    • direct service to the College (e.g. active participation in colloquia and special programs, assistance to a university office, consulting, etc.);
    • public service (e.g., government projects, consultantships, lectures to groups outside candidate's professional area, etc.).

Suggest a faculty member for nomination

Past Winners

2022 Jack Selzer Lilterature
2021 Robert Caserio English, Comparative Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
2019 Kenneth Weiss Anthropology
2018 Dean Snow Anthropology
2017 James L. Farr Psychology
2016 Gordon DeJong Sociology and Demography
2015 John Riew Economics
2014 Ronald L. Filippelli Labor and Employment Relations
2013 John Moore English
2012 Gerhard Strasser Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
2011 Charles Ameringer History
2010 Michael Johnson Sociology
2007 Francis Gentry Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
2005 Robert C. S. Downs English
2000 John Riew Economics
1994 Gerry Eggert History

Other Winners

Caroll Arnold Communication Arts and Sciences
Dale B. Harris Psychology
Daniel Walden English
Elton Atwater Political Science
Fred Matson Anthropology
Gerald M. Moser Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Helen Adolf Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Henry Johnstone Philosophy
Jessie Bernard Sociology
John Mourant Philosophy
Joseph C. Flay Philosophy
Joseph Dahmus History
Judd Arnold English
Juris Draguns Psychology
Lois B. Hyslop Romance Languages
Marie Secor English
Philip S. Klein History
Robert C. S. Downs English
Robert Frank English
Roy C. Buck Sociology
S. Leonard Rubinstein English
Samuel Bayard English
Stan Townsend Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Thomas Rogers English
William Duiker History
William Sanders Anthropology
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