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Provost Award for Exemplary Faculty Service

Integral to faculty governance and excellence at Northwestern, faculty service is deserving of formal recognition. The Office of the Provost seeks nominations of faculty members who provide outstanding service to Northwestern or significant contributions to their unit. These faculty are exemplars of academic good citizenship.

Read more about the most recent recipients of the Provost Award for Exemplary Faculty Service in the University announcement

AWARD AND APPLICATION INFORMATIONPast Recipients

Please direct questions to Director for Faculty Joan Marie Johnson.

2022 Recipients

Kenzie Cameron

Kenzie Cameron

Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

Kenzie Cameron is recognized for her extraordinary service and excellence in mentorship, both within Feinberg and across the University. Cameron led an interdisciplinary cross-campus Mentoring Work Group as part of the Provost’s Advisory Council on Women Faculty that ultimately developed Northwestern’s first University-wide mentoring program for faculty. As a mentor herself, Cameron has worked with more than 30 junior faculty members and postdoctoral fellows, both inside and outside of her division at Feinberg. By investing much of her time, expertise and enthusiasm with mentees and fellow mentors, Cameron has formalized a strong culture of mentorship at Northwestern.
Richard D’Aquila

Richard D’Aquila

Howard Taylor Ricketts Professor in the Infectious Disease Division of the Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Richard D’Aquila is recognized for his extraordinary service guiding Northwestern through the COVID-19 pandemic by lending his medical expertise to the University decision-making process and frequently meeting with groups of faculty, staff and students to answer their questions and explain the science behind the evolving institutional response. D’Aquila frequently meets with University leaders to address issues of health and safety on Northwestern’s busy campuses, particularly for unique elements of university life such as athletics and performance. Additionally, he has joined numerous public and private webinars and meetings with faculty and staff, as well as students and their parents, to provide insights into the latest pandemic developments and advice for guarding against the spread of the virus.
Michael Ison

Michael Ison

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation, Feinberg School of Medicine

Michael Ison is recognized for his extraordinary service guiding Northwestern through the COVID-19 pandemic, regularly meeting with members of the University community to offer his medical perspective and answer questions, and providing valuable advice to University leaders. Ison has volunteered significant time to meeting with faculty and staff, as well as students and their families, to provide context to the pandemic and Northwestern’s measures to protect its active community. He helped to support Kari Krueger, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, who led the University through a National Institutes of Health study on COVID-19 infection and virus transmission after vaccination among undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 26 and also serves as a trusted advisor to University leaders as they update institutional strategies for mitigating spread of the virus on Northwestern’s campuses.
Bryna Kra

Bryna Kra

Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Bryna Kra is recognized for her outstanding support and mentorship of young mathematicians as well as her service to both her department and the University. Contributions include expanding the department’s postdoctoral programs, establishing mentoring groups within the department and across the University, and serving on a diverse list of University committees. In her mentorship role, Kra seeks to create a more diverse mathematical community, working in particular with women and members of other historically underrepresented groups. She founded the Women in Mathematics group at Northwestern in 2005 and continues to organize meetings. Kra also founded GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women), an annual conference specifically designed to increase the representation of women in mathematics.