2021 Provost’s & Chancellor’s Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Provost’s & Chancellor’s Award Winners

Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research & Creative Activity

This award gives special recognition to MU faculty members who are still in the developmental phases of their careers, have made outstanding contributions in research and/or creative activity and have great promise for achieving wider recognition.

Biological Sciences – Felix Fritschi, C. Alice Donaldson Professor in Bioenergy Crop Physiology and Genetics, Plant Sciences

Performing Arts & the Humanities – Julija Šukys, Associate Professor, English

[Note that in 2022, these awards will recognize contributions in the areas of Behavioral & Social Sciences, and the Physical & Mathematical Sciences.]

Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching

This award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated extra efforts to involve undergraduates in active learning experiences and to personalize the undergraduate experience of students. The recipient delivers a public address following an honorary dinner.

Jeimmie Nevalga, Associate Professor, Journalism Professions, News Director for KOMU-TV

Provost’s Award for Creative Extension Programming by New Faculty

This award recognizes faculty with a current extension assignment who has made exceptional accomplishments in their first four years of service to MU in the field of extension or continuing education.

Sarah Morefield, Urban West Region – Youth (Extension), Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development

Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award

This award gives special recognition to junior faculty, who are in the early phases of their careers, for superior research and creative activity on the MU campus.

Yicheng Guo, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Laura Zangori, Assistant Professor, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum

Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award

This award recognizes junior faculty for superior teaching and advising on the MU campus.

Alba Argerich, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources

Antoinette Landor, Associate Professor, Millsap Professor of Diversity & Multicultural Studies, and Co-Founder, Associate Director, Center for Body Image Research and Policy (CBIRP)

Jeffrey Stevens, Assistant Teaching Professor, History

William H. Byler Distinguished Professor Award

This award recognizes outstanding abilities, performance and character in an MU faculty member.

Keith Herman, Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Educational, School & Counseling Psychology

Provost Awards for University Citizenship

This award recognizes MU faculty who have demonstrated exemplary university citizenship through faculty leadership or service to the MU campus.

Leadership – Leigh Neier, Teaching Professor, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum

Service – Gerald Summers,  Associate Director and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education

This awars recognizes MU faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU’s international dimension.

Leon Schumacher, Professor, AST Program Coordinator, Agricultural Systems Management

A list of the Provost’s and Chancellor’s awards, campus awards, UM System awards, and national awards is on our website. Contact us if you need assistance with the application process or have any questions.