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.
Rutgers-Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture.
Lori Scott-Pickens and Peter Guarnaccia were presented Clement A. Price Human Dignity Awards by the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes to honor their community service at the Beloved Community Celebration in the Honors College courtyard at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
School of Arts and Sciences-Newark professor Cathy Park Hong made the TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2021 list this year.
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.