Honors faculty are the heart of the University Honors Program. They don't just teach classes and advise students—they foster tomorrow's leaders by challenging them as scholars and global citizens.
Each year, University Honors recognizes Honors faculty for their creativity and excellence at our Faculty Awards Ceremony in November. Honors students drive the selection process: all awardees are nominated directly by students, who then present the awards to faculty at our reception.
Learn more about the awards and how to nominate an instructor or advisor:
This award is given to an Honors faculty member whose advising has been supportive and informative and who has challenged their students to grow. Nominate your Honors advisor!
This award recognizes the instructor whose Freshman Seminar has been the most helpful to students as they develop the skills necessary to be successful on the KU campus and thrive as Honors students. Nominate your Seminar instructor!
This award will go to faculty who have taught a long-standing Honors course and whose student-centered and forward-thinking teaching has influenced many students in their approach of the world. Nominate your favorite Honors course/instructor!
Outstanding Freshman Seminar: Dr. Celka Straughn
Outstanding Honors Course Instructor: Dr. Mathew Johnson
Outstanding Freshman Seminar: Dr. Marc Greenberg
Outstanding Honors Course Instructor: Dr. Steven Ilardi