With approval in November by the University of Colorado Board of Regents, the University of Colorado has introduced 12 newly designated distinguished professors, eight of whom are affiliated with the CU Boulder campus.
They are Mark Ablowitz, Penina Axelrad, Mitchell Begelman, Jeffrey Cox, Michelle Ellsworth, William Penuel, Cora Randall and Katharine Suding. From the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Wendy Kohrt and Carol Rumack were also designated as distinguished professors. From the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, Terrance Boult and Robert von Dassanowsky were also designated as distinguished professors. A CU Connections article earlier today recognized all of the newly appointed distinguished professors across the CU system.
Distinguished professors are faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, the university and its affiliates.
The CU campuses nominate faculty for the award, the highest honor bestowed upon faculty across the system's four campuses. President Mark Kennedy then reviews the nominations and, with the recommendation of the Distinguished Professors Committee, forwards the candadates' names to the Board of Regents. The newly designated distinguished professors will be formally recognized at the Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 11, 2021.