Presidential Teaching Professors

2020 Professorships


Brad Cripe

Brad Cripe
Department of Accountancy

Laura Vazquez

Laura Vazquez
Department of Communication

Congratulations to Brad Cripe and Laura Vazquez, our 2020 Presidential Teaching Professorships recipients! The NIU Presidential Teaching Professorships were established in 1991 to recognize and support faculty who excel in the practice of teaching.

Recipients of this award have demonstrated their commitment to and success in the many activities associated with outstanding teaching. The recipients receive budgetary support and release time for the enhancement of their teaching skills.

After four years as a Presidential Teaching Professor, each of these eminent faculty members is designated a Distinguished Teaching Professor.