Faculty Achievements & Honors

Letters & Science is home to world-class scholars, teachers and educators. Read on to explore some of the L&S, UW-Madison, national and international awards and honors our faculty members have received. For questions about this list, please contact us at info@ls.wisc.edu

Latest Achievements
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Forty faculty honored with Vilas professorships

Extraordinary members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

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Jessica Weeks wins award for work on war and authoritarian regimes

Jessica L. P. Weeks, an expert on comparative foreign policy, the causes of war and international security, is the 2018 winner of the Karl Deutsch Award. The prestigious award from the International Studies Association recognizes the scholar under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution, through a body of publications, to the study of international relations and peace research.

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Ronald Radano earns a Berlin Prize Fellowship

Ronald Radano, a professor of African Cultural Studies and Music, has been named a 2018-19 Berlin Prize Fellow, the American Academy in Berlin announced. The professor will analyze colonial-era African recordings in Berlin’s Ethnographic Museum. 

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National and International Honors

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

Honorary Knights

John Simon Guggenheim Fellows

MacArthur Fellows

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Sciences

Other Distinguished Honors & Awards

Top UW-Madison Teaching Awards

The following lists contain faculty members and emeriti who are currently affiliated with the College of Letters & Science and UW-Madison. 

Please visit the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty for a complete list of all UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Award recipients dating back to 1953. 

Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Award

Class of 1955 Teaching Excellence Award

Emil Steiger Teaching Award

Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award

William H. Kiekhofer Teaching Award

UW-Madison Awards & Honors

Hilldale Awards

Hilldale Professorships

John D. MacArthur Professorship Chair

Named Bascom Professorships

Vilas Associates

Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award

Vilas Faculty Mid Career Investigator Award

Vilas Research Professorships

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships

WARF Kellett Mid-Career Award

WARF Named Professorship Award

WARF Romnes Faculty Fellowship

L&S Awards

Faculty Fellows Program

Jerry J. and Mary M. Cotter Fellowship Award

Leon D. Epstein Distinguished Faculty Research Award

Philip R. Certain and Gary D. Sandefur Award

Philip R. Certain Fellowship

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