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.
Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship
James P. Spillane, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change
Charles Deering McCormick Professorship
Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Associate Professor of African American Studies & Asian American Studies