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Welcome to the Office of the Provost at the University of Connecticut. As a world-class institution of higher education, UConn strives to improve the lives of its students and enhance the economic and social well-being of the state and its citizens.

We believe, that as a public institution, it is important to push the potential of the human mind and to ensure we continue to strive in becoming an institution that fosters collaboration to help advance the future of humanity.

At this time, the University of Connecticut is embarking on an ambitious Faculty Hiring Plan, and we're conducting global searches to select academic deans.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

The Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor is the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.

Original Establishment of Distinguished Professor Award – 1998

2013

  • Mark Boyer – Political Science
  • Linda Pescatello – Kinesiology

UConn Today – Two Faculty Named 2013 Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

2012

  • Lynne Healy – Social Work
  • Kent Holsinger – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

UConn Today – Board Names Two Distinguished Faculty Members

2011

  • Carl Maresh – Kinesiology
  • John B. Morris – Pharmacology and Toxicology

UConn Today – Two Faculty Named Distinguished Professors

2010

  • Jeffrey D. Fisher – Psychology
  • Harry A. Frank – Chemistry
  • J. Peter Gogarten – Molecular & Cell Biology

UConn Today – Three CLAS Faculty Named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

2009

  • Gregory J. Anderson – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Diane Jane Burgess – Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Diane C. Lillo-Martin – Linguistics

UConn Advance – April 27, 2009 – Three Faculty named Distinguished Professors

2008

  • Richard F. Bass – Mathematics
  • Cheryl Tatano Beck – Nursing
  • Dipak K. Dey – Statistics

UConn Advance – January 28, 2008 – Trustees name three faculty Distinguished Professors

2007

  • Michael Neumann – Mathematics
  • John Salamone – Psychology
  • Sandra Weller – Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, UCHC

UConn Advance – February 5, 2007 – Distinguished professors named

2006

  • Janine Caira – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Joel Kupperman – Philosophy
  • Sally Reis – Educational Psychology

UConn Advance – February 6, 2006 – Three faculty named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

2005

  • Brenda Murphy – English
  • Peter Setlow – Molecular Microbial & Structural Biology, UCHC
  • C. F. Sirmans – Finance
  • Bette Talvacchia – Art & Art History

UConn Advance – April 18, 2005 – Distinguished Professors Named

2004

  • William Fitzgerald – Marine Sciences
  • Bahram Javidi – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • James Marsden – Operations & Information Mangement
  • Lawrence Raisz – Center for Osteoporosis, UCHC
  • Howard Tennen – Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCHC

UConn Advance – March 29, 2004 – Trustees Name This Year’s Distinguished Professors

2003

  • Deborah Fein – Psychology
  • Debra Kendall – Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Gary English – Drama
  • Philip Marcus – Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Robert Weiss – Chemical Engineering, IMS

UConn Advance – April 21, 2003 – Five Faculty Selected For University’s Highest Honor

2002

  • Yaakov Bar-Shalom – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Richard D. Brown – History
  • David Kenny – Psychology
  • Alexandros Makriyannis – Pharmacy
  • William Stwalley – Physics

UConn Advance – April 22, 2002 -Five Faculty Receive University’s Highest Honor

2001

  • David Benson – English
  • Robert Colwell – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Ruth Milliken – Philosophy
  • Steven Suib – Chemistry
  • John (Jack) Veiga – Management

UConn Advance – March 5, 2001 – Five Faculty Named As Distinguished Professors

2000

  • Bruce Stave – History
  • Howard Lasnik – Linguistics
  • Joseph Renzulli – Educational Psychology
  • Lynn Bloom – English
  • Michael Turvey – Psychology
  • Stanley Biggs – Accounting

UConn Advance – February 28, 2000 – Six Faculty Named First Distinguished Professors