Honoring Our Own

University Faculty Awards

Each year, the university recognizes and honors faculty whose teaching and research excellence, as well as exemplary service, raise the bar for their peers. These awards are highly-coveted and well-deserved. This year, arts and sciences faculty claimed 14 of the 20 awards.

Ann Hamilton, Distinguished Professor

Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Ann Hamilton was selected as an Ohio State Distinguished University Professor, a title awarded permanently to no more than three exceptional faculty per year. The title recognizes accomplishments in research, scholarly or creative work, teaching, and service that are both distinguished and distinctive.

Making History

Daniel Hobbins, associate professor of medieval history, is Ohio State’s first faculty member to receive the American Academy in Berlin’s “Berlin Prize.” James Lenaghan, doctoral candidate in history, is the first Ohio State student in 10 years to be awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

Alumni Awards

This year, the College of Arts and Sciences launched a program to recognize and honor its outstanding alumni. You will meet four alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and singular focus in their fields and in service to the university. The inaugural College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on April 29 gave us the opportunity to recognize and honor some of our outstanding alumni who represent the best of Ohio State.