- President Lisa C. Freeman
- Presidential Professorships
Northern Illinois University has a long history of recognizing outstanding faculty through the awarding of Presidential Professorships. These awards acknowledge excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, artistry and engagement, and result from a rigorous application process involving academic peers, students, and external partners.
Read the descriptions below to understand the nature of these three distinct awards:
Engagement and Partnerships
who create and nurture
for mutual benefit ...
who inspire excellence
in and out of the class-
room and connect
students to the real world ...
Scholarship and Artistry
Honors professors who
are recognized nationally
and internationally for
their research, scholarship
or artistry …
All three presidential awards and the Board of Trustees Professorship share the same application schedule:
- Sept. 9, 2022: call for nominations
- Oct. 17, 2022: nomination deadline
- Nov. 14, 2022: application deadline
*Formerly called the Presidential Research Professorship, this award has been expanded and its name changed accordingly to the Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professorship.
Contact Dr. FreemanOffice of the President
Altgeld Hall 300