Office of the Provost

Academic Honors
Committee

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Academic Honors Committee Members

The Academic Honors Committee administers the call for nominations, evaluation and recommendation of individuals for UT's Distinguished Professorships and Honorary Degree recipients:

  • The Distinguished University Professorship recognizes outstanding research/scholarship, teaching and professional service accomplishments. This honor is the highest recognition The University of Toledo faculty can receive.

  • Honorary degrees are awarded to recognize individuals for extraordinary accomplishments and contributions that are aligned with the mission of the institution.

 Learn more about our members and activities below:

Membership            Timeline/Activities

Academic Honors 2017-2018 Committee Members:

3-Year Term   Appointed  By Term Expires
Bina Joe Professor, Chair, DUP, Physiology & Pharmacology (MLS) HSC Fall 2020
Ben Davis Professor of Law (LW) Faculty Senate-MC Fall 2020
Rupali Chandar Professor of Astronomy (SM) Faculty Senate-MC Fall 2020
Paul Hong Professor (BU) Faculty Senate-MC Fall 2020
Sarit Bhaduri Professor, DUP, Engineering (EN) MC Fall 2020
 
2-Year Term   Appointed By Term Expires
Joanne Ehrmin Professor of Nursing (NU) HSC Fall 2019
Karen Bjorkman Professor, Dean, DUP (SM) MC Fall 2019
Katherine Wall Professor and Chair, Med/Bio Chem (PH) Faculty Senate-HSC Fall 2019
Vijay Goel Endowed Chair and Professor, DUP, Bio/Eng (EN) Faculty Senate-MC Fall 2019
C. Jane Bradley Professor of English (AL) Faculty Senate-MC Fall 2019
 
1-Year Term   Appointed By Term Expires
Maria Coleman Professor of Chemical & Enviromental Engineering (EN)  MC Fall 2018
Marcia McInerney Professor, Exec. Admin. Dean, DUP (PH) HSC Fall 2018
Gretchen Tietjen Professor of Neurology, DUP (MD) Faculty Senate-HSC Fall 2018
Debra Boardley Professor of Public Health (HE) Faculty Senate-HSC Fall 2018
       
Co-Chairs Jamie Barlowe, PhD    
  Bill Ayres, PhD    

 

Timeline for Academic Honors Committee Activities:

Membership in Academic Honors Committee (AHC)

  • April each year: AHC membership reviewed and a call to the Provost/faculty senate for appointment/election of any needed new members starting fall of that year. 

Nominations of new Distinguished University Professors (DUP)

  • April 11, 2017: Call for Nominations
  • September 29, 2017: Deadline for submissions, excluding external support materials.
  • December 2017: Committee recommendations submitted to the Provost

Send all nominations and accompanying materials electronically to Ms. Camila Taormina, Executive Assistant to the Provost Office at camila.taormina@utoledo.edu

Questions may be addressed to the Provost Office, or to members of the Academic Honors Committee.

Honorary Degree Nominations

  • Upon receipt of nominations from the President/Dean, documents for candidates will be sent by email to all AHC members for review.
  • The vote on nominees can be by email or at a meeting called for this purpose.  It may also occur during a meeting to review nominees for DUP consideration or renewals. 
Last Updated: 9/27/17