The university administers a number of award programs to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our faculty members who continually push the boundaries of knowledge, explore new possibilities, and enhance the world by their accomplishments.
The Faculty Distinguished Research Award was established in 2013 to recognize those who uphold and build upon Case Western Reserve’s history as an innovative, research-driven institution, and established national and international reputations for their research or creative projects.
2023 Award Recipients
Umut Gurkan - Case School of Engineering
Ralph Harvey - College of Arts and Sciences
Robert Kirsch - Case School of Engineering
Xin Qi - School of Medicine
2022 Award Recipients
Arnold Caplan - College of Arts and Sciences
Suchitra Nelson - School of Dental Medicine
Erkki Somersalo - College of Arts and Sciences
Youngjin Yoo - Weatherhead School of Management
2021 Award Recipients
Sharona Hoffman - School of Law
Anant Madabhushi - Case School of Engineering
Daniel Scherson - College of Arts and Sciences
2020 Award Recipients
Roger H. French - Case School of Engineering
Rose Gubitosi-Klug - School of Medicine
Kenneth D. Singer - College of Arts and Sciences
Jaclene A. Zauszniewski - Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
2019 Award Recipients
Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan - School of Medicine
Gary Galbraith - College of Arts and Sciences
Jonathan L. Haines - School of Medicine
Roger Quinn - Case School of Engineering
Jagdip Singh - Weatherhead School of Management
2018 Award Recipients
Susann M. Brady-Kalnay - School of Medicine
Jonathan Karn - School of Medicine
Walter R.L. Lambrecht - College of Arts and Sciences
Dale A. Nance - School of Law
2017 Award Recipients
Fabio Cominelli - School of Medicine
Mark Griswold - School of Medicine
Ruth A. Keri - School of Medicine
Scott Shane - Weatherhead School of Management
Ted Steinberg - College of Arts and Sciences
2016 Award Recipients
Liming Dai - Case School of Engineering
Melvyn Goldstein - College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Lederman - School of Medicine
Kalle Lyytinen - Weatherhead School of Management
2015 Award Recipients
David Cooperrider – Weatherhead School of Management
B. Jessie Hill – School of Law
Mukesh Jain – School of Medicine
Stuart Rowan – Case School of Engineering
Elisabeth Werner – College of Arts and Sciences
The Distinguished University Professor is an honorific title awarded to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service. Learn more.
Fabio Cominelli, School of Medicine professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease; member of the Molecular Oncology Program at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Daniel J. Flannery, Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Elina Gertsman, acting chair, professor of art history and Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor in Catholic Studies II in the Department of Art History and Art at the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize was established in 1994 by Dorothy Humel Hovorka “to recognize exceptional achievement by an active or emeritus member of the faculty.” The Prize is conferred during the annual commencement convocation. Download a list of winners.
|2023||Sandra Russ||Arts and Sciences|
|2022||Jenifer Neils||Arts and Sciences|
|2019||Philip Taylor||Arts and Sciences|
|2018||Jane Kessler||Arts and Sciences|
|2016||Eva Kahana||Arts and Sciences|
|2015||Robert C. Elston||Medicine|
|2013||Jame M. Andersn||Medicine|
|2012||Melvyn Goldstein||Arts and Sciences|
|2011||John C. Angus||Engineering|
|2010||Robert H. Binstock||Medicine, Nursing|
|2009||P. Hunter Peckham||Engineering|
|2008||Arthur H. Heuer||Engineering|
|2007||Nathan A. Berger||Medicine|
|2006||Amasa Ford and John Kennell||Medicine|
|2004||May Louise Wykle||Nursing|
|2002||Herman D. Stein||Applied Social Sciences|
|2001||Richard W. Hanson||Medicine|
|2000||Cynthia Beall||Arts and Sciences|
|1999||Arthur G. Steinberg||Arts and Sciences|
|1997||David D. Van Tassel||Arts and Sciences|
|1996||Marie Haug||Arts and Sciences|
Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching - presented each year to two Case Western Reserve University faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.
J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring - recognizes the positive impact Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff have on the lives of students.
John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring - presented to four full-time faculty members who make exemplary contributions to the education and development of graduate students at Case Western Reserve University.