Faculty Honors

The National Academy logo, a woman with a staph

National Academy Listings

Penn State currently has members in the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors.

Penn State members in National Academies


The Evan Pugh Medal, a bronze sculpted award on a ribbon.

Evan Pugh University Professors

Evan Pugh University Professors are humanists as well as scientists. The fields they are expertise in include: agriculture, anthropology, art history, arts and humanities, astronomy, atmospheric science, biophysics, chemistry, engineering (aerospace and electrical), English, geography, geosciences, health and human development, materials science, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, philosophy, physical science, physics, technology, physiology, plant pathology, political science, psychology, the solid state, and surgery.

Each Evan Pugh Professor was chosen for the honor because he or she "has displayed the courage to pioneer in his or her field, the discipline to remain at the forefront of research, and the generosity of spirit to share these accomplishments with students."

All Evan Pugh University Professors


Faculty Scholar Award Medal

Faculty Scholar Medals

The Faculty Scholar Award was established by the Board of Trustees in 1980. The medals are given each year to recognize scholarly or creative excellence in each of six areas:

  • Arts and humanities
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and economic development
  • Life and health sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences.

The award consists of a medal (created by Professor Emeritus John Cook) and $5,000. 

Faculty Scholar Guidelines and Awardees