Faculty Exemplars


We are proud of our faculty and value their accomplishments. Academic Affairs 13th Annual Faculty and Academic Professionals Awards Reception - April 22, 2015. View a list of the current recipients of awards and recognitions.


Deadlines for 2014-2015 awards and recognitions

Regents' Professor

Regents’ Professors are exceptional faculty scholars who have earned national and international recognition, and made a unique contribution to the university through teaching, scholarship, research, or creative work. View our list of Regents’ Professors.

President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes faculty and scholars for outstanding contributions, achievements, and service to the university. View the award’s:

Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious grant that promotes improved relationships between the United States and other countries.

2014-2015 Fulbright Scholars

Guy Senese, educational leadership - Turkey
Marin Robinson, Chemistry & Biochemistry - Slovenia

2013-2014 Fulbright Scholars

Paul Flikkema, engineering, Finland

2012-2013 Fulbright Scholars

Julie Marie Mueller, economics - India
Christopher M. Scherpereel, management - Hungary

2011-2012 Fulbright Scholars

Paul V. Dutton, history (non-U.S.) - France
Michael Jay Falk, mathematics - Ireland
Andrew Victor Hicken, music - Indonesia
Nancy Collins Johnson, biological sciences - Czech Republic
Alan August Lew, geography - Malaysia

2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar

Nancy Muleady-Mecham, biological sciences - Russia

2009-2010 Fulbright Scholars

Mandy Hansen, seminar program - Germany
Nancy Paxton, language and literature (non-U.S.) - Australia
Lori Poloni-Staudinger, political science - Austria
Aregai Tecle, environmental sciences - Ethiopia

President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellows

The President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellowship is an annual award to recognize outstanding teaching scholars. 

Call for Nominations Form - Due December 5, 2014

Learn more about the award and the President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellows.

A community of distinguished faculty

Northern Arizona University spotlights high-achieving students, faculty, staff, and alumni in its Community of Distinction profiles. Learn about faculty who are making a difference at the university and beyond.

University College Liberal Studies Faculty Excellence Award 

University College and the Liberal Studies Program annually recognizes and rewards sustained instructional excellence by faculty of all ranks teaching liberal studies classes.

2014 - George Rudebusch, Professor in Philosophy

Points of Pride

Read about faculty excellence at Northern Arizona University.