Outstanding Scholarship Brings Special Distinctions
Rutgers faculty excel as teachers, mentors, innovators, and practitioners. Their dedication prepares students for success and improves the quality of life for thousands. Over the years, their work has garnered the highest honors: Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur “Genius” grants, Grammy Award, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, membership in the National Academies, Nobel Prize, and top international prizes such as the Abel (mathematics), Stockholm (criminology), and Wolf (agriculture). Read about recent recognition below.
Nicole Fleetwood, from Rutgers-New Brunswick, and Cathy Park Hong, from Rutgers-Newark, were recognized for their work that tackles contemporary topics of incarceration and Asian identity.
With her translation and analysis of Nahuatl sources, Camilla Townsend debunks commonly believed myths about the Aztecs and earns the prestigious Cundill History Prize.
Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden, has received the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Inaugural Impact Award with four other law school deans for the creation of the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project (LDACP).
Blakesley Burkhart, an astrophysicist and assistant professor at Rutgers-New Brunswick, joined an elite group today that includes all three U.S. women who won the Nobel Prize.
Faculty with Passion for Discovery, Scholarship, and Excellence
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2019-2020 Faculty Year-End Awards
Faculty Year-End Awards honor outstanding members of the Rutgers community selected by their colleagues for exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service through a program of six awards. For each award, the recipient receives a commemorative certificate and an honorarium.