UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award


Award Description

The UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member, who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service and has served as an inspiration to the University of North Texas community. This award is one of the university’s highest faculty honors and is given to one full-time faculty member annually. The annual award includes a one-time payment of $15,000, a commemorative engraved gift, and the distinction of Eminent Faculty.



  • Have served the University of North Texas for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Be a full-time tenured professor in good standing at the time of the nomination.
  • Be well-rounded, with outstanding accomplishments in scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service, bringing honor and recognition to UNT.
  • Have contributed notably to the advancement and vitality of the university community.


Submission Process

All nominations for awards to take effect on September 1, 2020 should be submitted using the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Nomination portal. Here is the link: https://vpaa.unt.edu/nominate. If you have any questions please contact Annie Garcia at Ana.Garcia@unt.edu or (940) 565-3987.



All completed nomination packets must be received by the Office for Faculty Success by October 25, 2019. See the Call for Nominations for specific details.


Award Recipients

Year Recipient Department
2019-2020 John Ishiyama Political Science 
2018-2019 Janice Miner Holden Counseling and Higher Education
2017-2018 John Peters English
2016-2017 Thomas Cundari Chemistry
2015-2016 David Mason Political Science
2014-2015 Angela Wilson Chemistry
2013-2014 Richard Rogers Psychology
2012-2013 Randolph (Mike) Campbell History
2011-2012 Bruce Bond English