2020-21 Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Faculty Excellence

The recipients of the 2020-2021 Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Faculty Excellence represent faculty members at all stages of their careers whose outstanding work has been recognized by their peers. The awards recognize and highlight the excellence of our outstanding Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty. Awardees exemplify the best that our faculty have to offer in innovative teaching, cross-disciplinary research, public engagement, and diversity impacts.

The Chancellor’s and Provost’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence will take place May 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., via Zoom Webinar. All are welcome to join as we recognize the significant achievements of this year’s award recipients and select honorees. Register to attend.

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

The award honors a faculty member (Professor or Distinguished Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose teaching contributions resulted in an extraordinary impact on the institution, students’ experiences, and public engagement.

  • Ross Baker, Distinguished Professor, Political Science, SAS

Chancellor's Award for Pioneering Research

TThe award honors a faculty member (Professor or Distinguished Professor, tenure-track) whose research contributions have transformed the field, including highly cited scholarship or practiced patents.

  • Charles Dismukes, Distinguished Professor, Waksman Institute, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS, and Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS

Chancellor's Award for Global Impact

The award honors a faculty member (all ranks) whose research, teaching, or service has catalyzed global partnerships or generated global impacts and exceptional public engagement.

  • Mona Lena Krook, Professor, Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Brooke Maslo, Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Provost's Award for Excellence in Cross-Disciplinary Research

The award honors a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose research area disrupts or transforms the interface of two disparate fields of scholarship or inquiry.

  • Jinchuan Xing, Associate Professor, Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences

Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations

An award extended to a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose teaching practices involve innovative approaches to enhance learning outcomes, new forms of pedagogy, instructional technologies, or innovative multimedia.

  • Mason Ameri, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Management & Global Business, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
  • Laurent Burlion, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Jenevieve DeLosSantos, Assistant Teaching Professor, Art History and Director of Special Pedagogical Projects, Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Christopher Ellison, Assistant Professor, Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Kristen Labazzo, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Brandon Williams, Assistant Professor, Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Provost's Award for Excellence in STEM Diversity

The award honors a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose work aims to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM fields through innovative approaches in pedagogy and teaching practices, research, and community engagement.

  • Ana Paula Centeno, Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service

The award honors a faculty member (all ranks) whose outstanding service to the school or campus advances the university’s mission to perform public service to support the needs of the greater Rutgers–New Brunswick community or residents of the state.

  • Carlos Decena, Associate Professor, Latino and Caribbean Studies, School of Arts and Sciences

Past Award Recipients

2019-2020 Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Faculty Excellence

The recipients of the 2019-2020 Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Faculty Excellence represent faculty members at all stages of their careers whose outstanding work has been recognized by their peers. The awards recognize and highlight the excellence of our outstanding Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty. Awardees exemplify the best that our faculty have to offer in innovative teaching, cross-disciplinary research, public engagement, and diversity impacts.

Chancellor's Award for Impacts in Teaching

This award honors individual faculty whose teaching contributions have resulted in exceptional impacts on the institutional student experience and public engagement.

Chancellor's Award for Pioneering Research

This award honors individual faculty whose research contributions have transformed the field of research, including highly cited scholarship or practiced patents that have reshaped the impacts of the academe.

  • Eddy Arnold, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences

Chancellor's Award for Global Impacts

This award honors individual faculty whose research or teaching or service has catalyzed global partnerships or generated international impacts and exceptional public engagement.

  • Alan Robock, Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Provost's Award for Excellence in Innovative Teaching

This award honors individual faculty whose teaching practices involve non-traditional approaches to enhance learning outcomes, including new forms of pedagogy, instructional technologies, and multimedia.

  • Nirav Patel, Honors College, Rutgers–New Brunswick
  • Jonathan Singer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering

Provost's Award for Excellence in Cross-Disciplinary Research

This award honors individual faculty whose research area aims to achieve disruptive or transformative impacts at the interface of two disparate fields of scholarship or inquiry.

Provost's Award for Excellence in STEM Diversity

This award honors individual faculty whose work aims to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM fields through innovative approaches in pedagogy and teaching practices, research, and community building.