USC Associates Faculty Awards

USC Associates has long focused on the support and acknowledgement of USC’s incredible faculty. This began in 1960, when the USC Associates presenting eight $1,000 checks to professors voted the best instructors by graduating seniors. Today, this support has evolved into three awards, each presented to two outstanding faculty members and totaling more than $21,000 annually.

  • The USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship honors distinguished intellectual and artistic achievement that has resulted in a significant impact on a discipline, at the interface of disciplines, or in the creation of viable new areas of scholarly activity.
  • The USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes outstanding faculty members who have a proven track record as exceptional teachers with a positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students’ learning, along with extraordinary or pioneering contributions to excellence in teaching.
  • The USC Associates Award for Artistic Expression recognizes the achievements of outstanding faculty members whose artistic works have made a significant and lasting impact. Artistic expression includes work done in the visual arts (e.g., cinema, painting, sculpture), the performing arts (e.g., dance, theatre, musical performance), literature (e.g., poetry, fiction, playwriting) and architecture.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021
USC Associates Faculty Award Recipients

 

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

Pragna I. Patel
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
Director of Instructional Practices and Curriculum
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Artineh Samkian
Associate Professor of Clinical Education
USC Rossier School of Education

 

USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

Mary Ann Pentz
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Sidney R. Garfield Chair in Health Sciences
Director, Institute for Prevention Research
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Shang-Hua Teng
University Professor;
Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Engineering;
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

 

USC Associates Award for Artistic Expression

Yo-Ichiro Hakomori
Associate Professor of Practice
USC School of Architecture

Mark Jonathan Harris
Distinguished Professor
Head, Advanced Documentary Production course
Mona and Bernard Kantor Endowed Chair in Production
USC School of Cinematic Arts


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