The President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration


Established in 1996, the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration is given to a full-time member of the University faculty who has exhibited extraordinary achievement in the integration of teaching, research or creative accomplishments, and service. Award recipients typically have a strong outreach component to their scholarly endeavors, including connections to communities not typically reached through their everyday work.



2018 President’s Award Honoree


The 2018 recipient of The President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration is Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology & Entomology in the Eberly College of Science.

As director of Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Read and members of his research group investigate the ecology and evolution of infectious disease. His research includes studies of pathogen adaptation prompted by medical and public health measures, most obviously drug and insecticide resistance, and the evolution of virulence, infectiousness and vaccine escape.




President’s Award Resources


Previous President’s Award recipients

2018 Selection Committee

2018 Award Guidelines, including Candidate Criteria and Nomination Packet Instructions

2018 Call for Nominations (Concluded January 9, 2018)