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Faculty Distinctions

Distinguished Professors
Designation awarded very selectively to those whose accomplishments have brought special renown to USC

MacArthur Fellows
Winners of MacArthur “genius grants”

Named Chairs and Professorships
Endowed positions supported by private gifts and honorary named positions held by distinguished faculty members

National Academies Members
Members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Education and National Academy of Medicine

National Medal Winners
Winners of the National Medal of Arts, National Humanities Medal, and National Medals of Science and Technology

Nobel Laureates
Winners of Nobel Prize and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

Other Academy Fellows
Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society and National Academy of Public Administration

Provost Professors
Provost Professors are outstanding interdisciplinary scholars appointed by the provost

University Professors
Designation based on significant accomplishments in several disciplines

University and Presidential Medallion Holders
USC’s top awards for contributions to the university

USC Associates Awards
The USC faculty’s highest honors for intellectual and artistic achievement, and for outstanding teaching

USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
USC’s award recognizing eminent careers and notable contributions to the university, the profession and the community