Distinguished Professors


LATEST NEWS: Ten faculty named 2020 Distinguished Professors at Penn State

List of Distinguished Professors: DOCX  PDF (Updated August 13, 2020)

Distinguished Professors must be current, full-time, active faculty members who hold the rank of Professor; do not currently hold an endowed chair, professorship, or faculty fellowship; and are acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity.

This national and international leadership is documented by notable contributions to research published in leading journals and/or books and creative accomplishments widely recognized for excellence;  prestigious awards and citations; and a substantial record of invited lectures or performances delivered at prestigious institutions. These individuals also demonstrate significant leadership by raising University standards with respect to teaching, research or creative activity, and service; cultivating excellent teaching skills; and contributing significantly to the education of students who later are recognized for excellence in their fields.

For more information on the nomination and selection process, see Policy AC10 (formerly HR10), Distinguished Professorships.