IUP Distinguished University Professorship

IUP Distinguished University Professor Information

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

The honored faculty member must hold the rank of full professor; hold a doctorate or other terminal degree; possess a record of outstanding teaching, quality research/scholarly activities, and university service; and show active and demonstrable engagement in research/scholarly activity that advances his or her discipline or its pedagogy.

The Distinguished University Professor Award, established in 1988, brings recipients a grant and reduced teaching load for one year to allow them to dedicate more time to research/scholarship, as well as other benefits.

Some additional information about this award can be found here:

2009 IUP Distinguished University Professor: Dr. Gian Pagnucci

Dr. Pagnucci was selected as the IUP Distinguished University Professor in 2009. The web story linked below explains what a great honor this was for me:

Media Appearances

  • Emcee for Bill Strickland Author Appearance (Nov. 17th, 2009)
  • 1450 AM Radio Interview (Nov. 16th, 2009 at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Open Office Hours on FaceBook (first week in October 5th-13th)
  • Newsmaker Profile in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Oct. 17th, 2009, p. B2)
  • Won Composition and TESOL Mentor of the Year Award
  • News Story about podcasting research by Indiana Gazette
  • Award featured in CHSS News
  • Award featured in IUP Magazine
  • Professorship Announced at IUP University Senate
  • Faculty Forum Breakfast with President Atwater
  • Emcee for IUP Freshman Convocation (Aug. 30th, 2009)
    • Emcee Role featured in IUP Reporter (June 2009, Vol. V, No. 6)
  • Award featured in IUP Reporter (May 2009, Vol. V, No. 5)
  • Professorship Announced in IUP President Atwater’s State of the University Address (Aug. 30th, 2009)
  • First Day poem by Dr. Pagnucci mailed to all IUP Faculty (August, 2009)
  • Professorship Announced at IUP Board of Trustees Meeting

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