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Faculty Recognition


Celebrating the Best and Brightest

Thank you to all those who've taken their passion and commitment to the next level. The Emory experience is made better by you.

Major Honors

Discover Emory's current and emeritus faculty members recognized for extraordinary career contributions and achievements by national and international organizations. 

  • Academy of Europe
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Breakthrough Prize
  • French Academy of Sciences
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Japan Prize
  • Lasker Award
  • National Academy of Education
  • National Academy of Inventors
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Nobel Prize
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Royal Society of London

Named University Professors

Emory University's named professorships recognize faculty members who distinguish themselves through uncommon accomplishment in their areas of expertise, in the classroom, through university service, and in the field of academia.

  • Asa Griggs Candler: Recruits and retains especially well-qualified senior faculty members
  • Charles Howard Candler: Recognizes senior scholars demonstrating exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Robert W. Woodruff: Recruits teacher-scholars of distinction who provide a unifying force to graduate education and serve a broad constituency
  • Emory Distinguished Professorships: Engages renowned public leaders and artists with Emory's research and teaching missions

Contact: Rebecca Nurse, Director of Faculty Affairs 

University Awards

Special university honors recognize campus leaders in teaching, research, and service annually at Commencement.

Contact: Rebecca Nurse, Director of Faculty Affairs