Distinguished Faculty Awards

The President's Distinguished Faculty Awards program was established in 1983 and is designed to recognize faculty members with achievements in research, service, and teaching.

Distinguished Research Award

This award recognizes professional accomplishment in a discipline or field through published work, exhibitions, or similar activity, as recognized by peers for high contribution to the intellectual growth of an academic area. A monetary award of $1,500 complements this honor.

Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes singular accomplishments in professional service beyond that of colleagues either in extending university services to the Houston Metropolitan Area and Gulf Coastal Region, to professional organizations, or combinations of these. A monetary award of $1,500 complements this honor.

Distinguished Teaching Award

This award recognizes exemplary accomplishments in the craft of teaching, wherein the recipient is recognized as a master teacher by his or her peers. A master teacher is a model of substantive learning and rapport with students. A monetary award of $5,000 complements this honor.​

2022 Winners

Distinguished Research Award - Dr. Jiang Lu, Associate Professor, Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering

Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Sharon Perkins Hall, Professor, Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering

Distinguished Teaching Award - Dr. Hakduran Koc, Professor, Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering