- 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 ...
All three presidential awards and the Board of Trustees Professorship share the same application schedule:
- Sept. 20, 2021: call for nominations
- Oct. 18, 2021: nomination deadline
- Nov. 15, 2021: 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.