- 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:
who create and nurture
for mutual benefit ...
who inspire excellence
in and out of the class-
room and connect
students to the real world ...
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:
- September 4, 2018: Call for Nominations
- October 5, 2018: Nomination Deadline
- November 9, 2018: 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.