Awards & Honors

A wide variety of Awards and Honors are issued to individuals whose outstanding service at the University of Kentucky earns recognition. For information regarding the nomination process, award history, or other details please contact the originating College/Department.

Current Faculty and Staff Awards List for Budget Administrators

Current Resident and House Staff Awards List for Budget Administrators


Requests to add new faculty/staff and/or resident and house staff awards should be emailed to Jennifer  Haynes (  in the Office for Faculty Advancement, using the template below.

Template to request new faculty/staff, Resident and House Staff Awards 

    Provost's Awards for Outstanding Teaching 2023

    Each year, the University recognizes faculty and graduate students for outstanding teaching.  The awards are intended to identify and recognize individuals who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to student achievement and who are advancing meritorious success in their teaching.  These awards emphasize the University's commitment to the importance of teaching as its vital core mission in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

    The 2023 Outstanding Teaching Awards Ceremony will be held on April 26, 2023, from 1 - 3 PM, in the J. David Rosenberg College of Law Grand Courtroom.



    Outstanding Teaching Awards Past Recipients


    Provost's Distinguished Service Professors

    2013 - 2014 Recipients
    Daniel Breazeale - Philosophy
    Edward T. Jennings - Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
    Michael F. Potter -Entomology
    Jurgen Rohr- Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Sharon L. Walsh- Behavioral Science
    Heidi L. Weiss- Markey Cancer Center

    Distinguished Service Professors Past Recipients

    Provost Public Scholars

    2009 - 2010 Recipients
    Paul Eakin - Mathematics


    CASE Kentucky Professor of the Year - 2011

    This award is given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as part of the US Professors of the Year Award program.

    Jonathan M. Golding - Psychology


    Graduate School Faculty Awards

    Kirwan Prize

    Sturgill Award