Faculty Honors

group shot of 2014 university teaching award honorees

Northwestern’s 2,500 faculty members are leaders in their fields. They are Nobel Prize laureates, Tony Award winners, Guggenheim Fellows, and MacArthur Fellows. They continually push the boundaries of knowledge, explore new possibilities, and lead the world in their discoveries and accomplishments. We are justifiably very proud of our esteemed faculty.

The Office of the Provost administers a number of award programs to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our faculty members:

  • The Alumnae Award for Curriculum Development supports faculty work over the summer in developing innovative course materials, new courses, or new modes of teaching, including online education that will benefit our undergraduate students.
  • University Teaching Awards: These are the highest teaching award given by the University. Awarded annually, they recognize individual faculty members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in classroom teaching, or who have developed significant innovations that have also influenced the methods and teaching effectiveness of other faculty.
  • The Ver Steeg Fellowship recognizes tenured faculty whose research and scholarship enhance the reputation of Northwestern, both nationally and internationally.
  • The Walder Award is annually awarded to a faculty member in any school or discipline for excellence in research.

Recent Honorees

Anne Marie Piper

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development

Anne Marie Piper, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication

Elizabeth Gerber

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development

Elizabeth Gerber, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
James Druckman

Walder Award for Research Excellence

James Druckman, the Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Kalyan Raman

Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship

Kalyan Raman, Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

David Corr

Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Clinical Professor

David J. Corr, Clinical Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Rebecca Gilman

Charles Deering McCormick Professor

Rebecca Claire Gilman, Associate Professor of Radio, Television and Film, School of Communication

Jeanne Weiland Herrick

Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer

Jeanne Herrick, Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Todd David Murphey

Charles Deering McCormick Professor

Todd Murphey, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Neelesh Patankar

Charles Deering McCormick Professor

Neelesh Patankar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Susie Phillips

The Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor

Susie Phillips, Associate Professor of English, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences