Distinguished University Professors

  • Each year, the President’s Office recognizes one IUP faculty member with the Distinguished University Professor Award, choosing from a field of many exemplary faculty at IUP in an extremely competitive process.

    The following list is a collection of recent recipients of the Distinguished University Professor Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a significant point of pride that, of the 22 recipients of the Distinguished University Professor award, no fewer than 10 of these honorees hail from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Recent Recipients

    Dr. R. Scott Moore, History Department (2019)

    Dr. R. Scott Moore“Dr. Moore is outstanding on all fronts,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said. “He’s an internationally known researcher, has made substantial contributions in leadership roles for important university initiatives, including co-chairing the University Planning Council and the Council of Chairs, and is an exemplary teacher-scholar, routinely involving undergraduates and graduates in cutting-edge research and technology. The Distinguished University Professor honor is well-deserved.”

    Dr. David Downing, English Department (2016)

    Dr. David Downing“Dr. Downing is known internationally for his contributions to the fields of English and literary and cultural studies. We are proud to have him join the ranks of our Distinguished University Professors, who remain active scholars and teachers.”

    —IUP President Michael Driscoll

  • Past Recipients

    Portrait of  Victor Garcia Victor Garcia, Department of Anthropology (2013)

    Portrait of   Lynn Botelho Lynn Botelho, Department of History (2011)

    Portrait of   Ben Rafoth Ben Rafoth, Department of English (2010)

    Portrait of   Gian Pagnucci Gian Pagnucci, Department of English (2009)

    (For budget reasons, the award was not granted between 2001–06.)

    Portrait of   Eileen Gilsan Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages (2000)

    Portrait of   Robert J. Ackerman Robert Ackerman, Department of Sociology (1999)

    Portrait of   Ronald G. Shafer Ronald Shafer, Department of English (1996)

    Portrait of   Charles D. Cashdollar Charles Cashdollar, Department of History (1994)

    Portrait of   Donald A. Walker Donald Walker, Department of Economics (1988)