Distinguished Professorships

One of the highest faculty honors bestowed at the University of Alabama are Distinguished Research and Teaching Professorships. These appointments are made by the Board of Trustees to recognize faculty whose research or teaching accomplishments bring great credit to the University through their unstinting dedication to excellence in teaching and/or research in their academic discipline. By the nature of their appointment, these distinguished scholars and teachers make special contributions to the research, creative activity and teaching missions of the home department, school or college and University. 

Faculty who currently hold this appointment are:

Ravi KumarDepartment of Community Medicine and Population Health, College of Community Health Sciences
David AlbrightDepartment of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences
Russell McCutcheonDepartment of Religious Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
Guy CaldwellDepartment of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Greg ThompsonDepartment of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering

More information on this award can be found in the Faculty Handbook and on the University of Alabama System website.