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Office of the President
Altgeld Hall 300
DeKalb, IL 60115
The NIU Presidential Engagement Professorships were established in 2011 to recognize faculty members who exemplify engagement with the community through partnerships that benefit both NIU and the region.
The NIU Presidential Research Professorships were established in spring 1982 in recognition and support of the research and artistic mission of the university. Recipients of this award are selected on the basis of significant and sustained scholarly or creative work, including the achievement of national or international reputation in their individual fields. Up to three such professorships are granted each year, providing budgetary support and released time for research or artistic activities.
The NIU Presidential Teaching Professorships were established in 1991 to recognize and support faculty who excel in the practice of teaching. Recipients of this award have demonstrated their commitment to and success in the many activities associated with outstanding teaching. The recipients receive budgetary support and release time for the enhancement of their teaching skills.