Celebrating faculty excellence across Rutgers
The recipients of the 2020-2021 Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Faculty Excellence represent faculty members at all stages of their careers whose outstanding work has been recognized by their peers. The awards recognize and highlight the excellence of our outstanding Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty. Awardees exemplify the best that our faculty have to offer in innovative teaching, cross-disciplinary research, public engagement, and diversity impacts.
Congratulations to the Art and Sciences faculty honored this year!
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
The award honors a faculty member (Professor or Distinguished Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose teaching contributions resulted in an extraordinary impact on the institution, students’ experiences, and public engagement.
Ross Baker, Distinguished Professor, Political Science
Chancellor's Award for Pioneering Research
The award honors a faculty member (Professor or Distinguished Professor, tenure-track) whose research contributions have transformed the field, including highly cited scholarship or practiced patents.
Charles Dismukes, Distinguished Professor, Waksman Institute, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, SAS, and Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS
Chancellor's Award for Global Impact
The award honors a faculty member (all ranks) whose research, teaching, or service has catalyzed global partnerships or generated global impacts and exceptional public engagement.
Mona Lena Krook, Professor, Political Science
Provost's Award for Excellence in Cross-Disciplinary Research
The award honors a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose research area disrupts or transforms the interface of two disparate fields of scholarship or inquiry.
Jinchuan Xing, Associate Professor, Genetics
Provost's Award for Excellence in STEM Diversity
The award honors a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose work aims to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM fields through innovative approaches in pedagogy and teaching practices, research, and community engagement.
Ana Paula Centeno, Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service
The award honors a faculty member (all ranks) whose outstanding service to the school or campus advances the university’s mission to perform public service to support the needs of the greater Rutgers–New Brunswick community or residents of the state.
Carlos Decena, Associate Professor, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations
An award extended to a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or non-tenure track) whose teaching practices involve innovative approaches to enhance learning outcomes, new forms of pedagogy, instructional technologies, or innovative multimedia.
Jenevieve DeLosSantos, Assistant Teaching Professor, Art History and Director of Special Pedagogical Projects, Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Arts and Sciences
Christopher Ellison, Assistant Professor, Genetics