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Daniel I. Linzer Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity

The Daniel I. Linzer Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity celebrates exemplar individuals or groups who work collaboratively to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable climate at Northwestern University.

Read more about the most recent recipients of the Linzer Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity in the University announcement. 


Please direct questions to Director of Faculty Joan Marie Johnson.

2023 Recipients

Elizabeth Addington

Elizabeth Addington

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Elizabeth Addington is recognized for her transformative work as founding co-chair of the Medical Social Sciences Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement, and Action (IDEA) committee, which was formed in 2020. Under Addington’s leadership, the committee has demonstrated enormous impact by generating a mission statement, organizing diversity forums, generating best practices documents, launching MSS Career Week and Mentoring Across Differences programs and increasing equity in faculty hiring.

Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Learning Sciences

Michael Horn is recognized for his innovative work to diversify computing fields through educational programming, engagement with community partners and work with undergraduate students. Horn created a computer science summer camp program for K-12 students and developed TunePad, a technology and curriculum that combines Python computer programming and digital music production. TunePad has been incorporated into numerous youth programs in Evanston and Chicago, welcoming underrepresented students into computer science.