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Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students and faculty.

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2021

  • Anna Grotans
  • Nicole Kraft
  • Jacob Risinger
  • Michael Stamatikos

2020

  • Sharon Amacher
  • Lanier F. Holt
  • Ciriyam Jayaprakash

2019

  • Peter F. Craigmile
  • Glenn Martinez
  • Danielle Marx-Scouras
  • Chad Rappleye

2018

  • Gregor William Anderson
  • Eugenia Costa-Giomi
  • Bartow J. Elmore
  • Andrew Frank Heckler
  • Namiko Kunimoto
  • Beverly Janine Moss
  • Bradley Okdie

2017

  • Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Jennifer S. Cheavens
  • Susan E. Cole
  • Rachel Dwyer
  • Allison Bean Ellawadi

2016

  • Hollie Nyseth Brehm
  • Michael C. Edwards
  • Karen Eliot
  • Elizabeth Kolkovich
  • Amy Shuman

2015

  • Christopher Frank Highley
  • Julie Marie Hupp
  • Scott A. Jones
  • Robin Judd
  • W. Scott McGraw
  • Karl P. Whittington

2014

  • Steven James Joyce
  • Trevon D. Logan
  • Warren Benson McCorkle Jr.
  • Jennifer E. Schlueter
  • Todd Alan Thompson

2013

  • Juan D. Alfonzo
  • Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza
  • Mathew Coleman
  • Kay Halasek
  • David L. Hoffmann
  • Erin McGraw
  • Douglass Schumacher

2012

  • David Herman
  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries
  • Mark A. Kleffner
  • Robin Rice
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Community Engaged Scholar Award

The Community Engaged Scholar Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated engaged scholarship that has impacted communities. Community Engaged Scholars have made significant contribution to Ohio State's culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

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2022

  • Jeffrey Cohen
  • Hasan Jeffries
  • Harvey Miller

2021

  • Simone Drake
  • Michael Neblo
  • Elisabeth Root
  • Michael Stamatikos

2020

  • Elena Foulis
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Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.

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2022

  • Thomas J. Magliery
  • Tabitha Willis

2021

  • Lidia K. Garcia Berrelleza

2020

  • Sadé Lindsay

2019

  • Hollie Nyseth Brehm, PhD
  • Stephanie Shaw, PhD

2018

  • Radhika Pandit
  • Paul Reitter, PhD

2017

  • Mariame Diabate

2016

  • Maurice Stevens
  • Andreá Williams

2014

  • Christine Ballengee Morris
  • Amy Shuman

2012

  • Helen Chamberlin
  • Martin J. (Joe) Ponce
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Distinguished Scholar Award

By receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award, senior professors are honored for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential.

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2020

  • Ian Howat
  • Michael Lisa
  • Margaret Newell
  • Todd Thompson

2019

  • H. Lisle Gibbs
  • Michael Ibba
  • Nandini Trivedi

2018

  • Jane Hathaway
  • William Berry Lyons
  • Krzysztof Stanek

2017

  • Leonard J. Brillson
  • Marc H. Pinsonneault
  • Claudia Turro

2016

  • Alice L. Conklin
  • B. Scott Gaudi
  • Brian G. McHale

2015

  • Heather C. Allen
  • Thomas P. Kasulis
  • Amy E. Shuman

2014

  • Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Lung-fei Lee
  • Samir D. Mathur

2013

  • Julia F. Andrews
  • William I. Ausich
  • Dan Levin
  • Anne B. McCoy

2012

  • Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
  • Louis Franklin DiMauro
  • Anita K. Hopper
  • Vincent J. Roscigno
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Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful, or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished. Recipients of this award have provided a broad spectrum of services to the university in both official and unofficial capacities.

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2019

  • William "Ted" McDaniel, Jr.
  • Gifford Weary

2018

  • Valerie B. Lee

2017

  • Richard S. Stoddard

2016

  • Gary Booth

2015

  • Christian Zacher

2014

  • Daniel “Dan” Shapiro

2012

  • Randall B. Ripley
  • Keith Monda
  • James R. Tootle
  • Jon Woods
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Distinguished Staff Award

The Distinguished Staff Award annually honors staff members for their outstanding achievements, service, leadership and dedication to The Ohio State University.

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2022

  • Laura Seeger

2021

  • Christy Goodman
  • Kristy Krehnovi
  • Brittany Poast
  • Jay Smith
  • Jackson R. Stotlar

2020

  • Jill Morris
  • Patricia Strope

2019

  • Kathleen Griffin
  • Shannon Hand
  • Daniel Pappalardo

2018

  • Lynaya Elliott
  • Courtney Sanders
  • Jean Scott

2017

  • Luciana Musetti
  • Karen E. Sobul
  • David Will

2016

  • Lindsey Thaler

2015

  • Amy L. Carey
  • Susan Chess
  • Pete Gosser

2014

  • Mark Derwent

2013

  • Darry Andrews

2012

  • Terry Bradley
  • Jane Harper
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Distinguished University Professor

The Office of Academic Affairs awards the permanent, honorific title of Distinguished University Professor on a competitive basis to full professors who have truly exceptional records in teaching, in research, scholarly or creative work, and in service.

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2020

  • Janet Box-Steffensmeier
  • Susan Olesik
  • Roger Ratcliff

2019

  • Frederick Luis Aldama

2018

  • Barbara L. Andersen

2017

  • Clark S. Larsen
  • David Weinberg

2016

  • Peter W. Culicover
  • Tina M. Henkin

2015

  • Julia F. Andrews
  • James A. Cowan
  • Ulrich W. Heinz

2013

  • Charles M. Atkinson
  • Randy J. Nelson
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Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award

The Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award, created in 2022, annually recognizes three faculty members with outstanding scholarly activities who show promise of making significant contributions to Ohio State and their field for years to come.

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High Impact Program Award

The High Impact Program Award, formerly Community Engaged Program Award, recognizes outstanding achievement by faculty, staff and/or student led programs/initiatives focused on community-university partnerships and impact.

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2022

  • The SciDome
  • West Campus Science and Sustainability Festival

2021

  • SKY Breathing for Recovery

2020

  • SciAccess
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Innovators of the Year

The Innovator of the Year and Early Career Innovator of the Year awards recognize Ohio State researchers who are actively working to promote commercialization of university intellectual property, through invention disclosures filed, patents applied for and/or received, technologies licensed or spin-off companies formed. The Next Generation Innovator of the Year award is open to postdocs along with undergraduate and graduate students. The award recognizes innovation and entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development or commercialization of a new technology. Learn more about these awards.

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2022

  • Madison Tuttle

2021

  • Abraham Badu-Tawiah
  • Caroline Karbowski

2018

  • Forrest Schoessow
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President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service

The President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service annually recognizes up to three tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members who have been at Ohio State for at least five years.  Their contributions to the development and implementation of university policies and programs, through non-administrative roles, have been extensive and have made documentable impact on the quality of  the university.

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2021

  • Jared Gardner
  • Wendy S. Hesford
  • Eric MacGilvray

2020

  • Marymegan Daly
  • Wendy Smooth
  • Shari Speer

2019

  • David G. Horn
  • Lisa Florman

2018

  • Harald Vaessin
  • Susan Hadley
  • Jim Cogdell

2017

  • Timothy Gerber

2016

  • Caroline Breitenberger

2015

  • Michael Kelly Bruce
  • Lawrence A. Krissek

2014

  • Terry L. Gustafson

2013

  • Diane W. Birckbichler
  • Brian W. McEnnis
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Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

The Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer annually recognizes a maximum of six lecturers, senior lecturers, or other associated faculty members for their teaching excellence.

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2021

  • Ethan Doetsch
  • Rebecca Ricciardo
  • James Talamo
  • Deborah Wilson

2020

  • Stephanie Aubry
  • Teppei Kiyosue
  • Eduan Martinez-Soto

2019

  • Elena Foulis
  • Galit Golan

2018

  • Salome Fouts
  • Meghan Burke Hattaway
  • Trena Shank
  • Edward Taketa

2017

  • Hope C. Dawson
  • Kim M. Lopez
  • Noel M. Paul

2016

  • Christopher Callam
  • Barbara A. Heck

2015

  • Jennifer Patton
  • Kristie Sigler

2014

  • Lisa Cravens-Brown
  • Anthony Shoup

2013

  • Ruth Kinder
  • Matthew “Dr. Fus” Stoltzfus