Awards & Honors
University Professors are those who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements in teaching and research supporting the mission and goals of the university.
The Davies Award was established by Mrs. Darlene Davies in memory of her husband, Lowell Davies. The focus of the Davies Award is teaching excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences. Teaching excellence is seen through the following: 1) commitment to the values of a liberal arts education; 2) a demanding intellectual presence in the classroom; 3) accessibility to students; 4) impact on student lives beyond the classroom experience; and 5) contributions to the growth of colleagues as effective teachers. The Honors Convocation, which takes place toward the end of each spring semester, includes the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence.
Nominations for the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence can be made by departments/programs. Please check with the Dean's Office, College of Arts & Sciences for nomination deadlines and other pertinent information.
The Drinan Award for Distinguished Service recognizes service achievements and activities in the following ways: 1) a demanding intellectual presence in support of the daily and long-term functionality most especially of the College, but also of the University; 2) an impact on the College beyond the teaching and scholarly experience; and 3) contributions to the growth of colleagues, both faculty and staff, as effective members of the College and University Community. The Honors Convocation, which takes place toward the end of each spring semester, includes the Drinan Award for Distinguished Service.
Nominations for the Drinan Award for Distinguished Service can be made by self-nomination, or nomination either by their home department or another faculty member within the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with the Dean's Office, College of Arts & Sciences for nomination deadlines and other pertinent information.
The Clarence L. Steber Professorships are awarded annually to one professor each from the School of Business Administration and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. The awards are to be used to promote professional development of the faculty member. Funds may be granted to augment salary, provide released time for research, provide summer support, support direct costs of research and publication, or other uses consistent with the purpose of the professorship. The professorship is normally held for the course of a single academic year. The Steber professors are recognized at the university's Fall Convocation of the Faculty and Administration.
SBA faculty who wish to be considered for the Steber Professorship present their credentials to their Dean. Theology and Religious Studies faculty should obtain a current copy of the Steber Professorship guidelines for that department from the Department Chair.
Herzog Scholarships recognize the meritorious performance in teaching or scholarly publication of faculty of the School of Law. The awards are granted for research support and are generally held for the course of a single academic year. The School of Law annually nominates up to three members of its faculty to receive Herzog Endowed Scholarships.
The Herzog Endowed Scholarships were established in 1994 with a generous gift from the estate of Arthur and Daisy Herzog. Mr. Herzog was a long-time San Diego resident and international entrepreneur who valued education greatly.
Class of 1975 Endowed Professorship
The Class of 1975 Endowed Professorship,established by the School of Law’s Class of 1975 as its 25-year reunion gift to the law school, recognizes meritorious teaching, leadership and academic accomplishments of a professor in the School of Law.