Distinguished Faculty Awards

LSU takes great pride in its world-class faculty. The university's Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize faculty accomplishments and showcase superb teaching, research, and service at LSU. A call for nominations is sent during the fall semester and awards are celebrated in the spring semester. 

Fall 2019 Call for Nominations:

Each year the university recognizes and rewards the outstanding work of its faculty. This year, in addition to the annual awards listed below, nominations will be considered for the Cyril and Tutta Vetter La Fund Alumni Professorship. The alumni professorship recognizes excellence in instruction, especially in undergraduate teaching. To be eligible for consideration, nominees must be tenured, full-time faculty members at the rank of full professor. 

The Office of Academic Affairs is also pleased to announce the call for nominations for the following awards:

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award
LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award
Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award
LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award
Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Instructor Award
David J. Kriskovich Distinguished Professorship
Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award
Outstanding Service-learning Faculty Award
Communication across the Curriculum Outstanding Faculty Award
Tiger Athletic Foundation LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

A faculty member may be nominated for only one of the above-listed awards per year. A listing of award eligibility and supporting documentation requirements is enclosed. Individual faculty members, department heads, or deans may initiate nominations.

All nominations must be channeled through the nominee’s department head to the dean’s office. Deans will review all nominations for their faculty members and forward the nominations no later than Friday, February 7, 2020to the Office of Academic Affairs.(Please note that each college may have its own internal deadline for receiving nominations prior to this date.)

The standard Faculty Award Nomination cover sheet must be used, and all materials must be submitted electronically. The final nomination materials for each nominee should be scanned into a single PDF file and labeled with the name of the award and the nominee’s last name (e.g. “TAF President’s Award_Smith” or “Alumni Professorship_Smith”). Please note that two additional standard forms are required for nominations for the Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award: 2020 Nomination Cover Sheet and 2020 Service-learning Document. Prior to the submission deadline, the individual designated to submit nominations on behalf of the dean should contact Ryan Landry (rland24@lsu.eduor 8-5561) to be granted access to upload the nominations.

Recipients will be recognized at the annual Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Documents to submit for review:

2020 Call for Nominations Packet (PDF)
2020 Nomination Cover Sheet (downloadable word document)
2020 Service-learning Document (downloadable word document) 
If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Ryan Landry at rland24@lsu.edu or 225-578-5561.

Faculty Awards Recipients

Below is a list of previous university faculty award recipients:

LSU Faculty Awards 2011
LSU Faculty Awards 2012
LSU Faculty Awards 2013
LSU Faculty Awards 2014
LSU Faculty Awards 2015
LSU Faculty Awards 2016
LSU Faculty Awards 2017
LSU Faculty Awards 2018
LSU Faculty Awards 2019
LSU Faculty Awards 2020