Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
The USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award is an official University Award. It honors up to four retired faculty each year for their eminent careers. Since its inception in 1982, the award has been bestowed upon retired faculty from the arts and humanities; social sciences; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; medicine; and other professional disciplines.
Active and retired faculty, administrators and staff, and friends of the university are urged to make nominations. Awards are conferred at the annual Academic Honors Convocation. The Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award includes an honorarium of $2,000, an illuminated scroll setting forth the honoree’s contributions, and a citation in the Honors Convocation program, all provided through the generosity of the Provost.
For a complete list of previous Award winners, please visit the Provost’s Award Page.
Nominate a faculty member
ELIGIBILITY: Retired faculty who have been full-time USC faculty members for a minimum of 10 years prior to retirement.
NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Nomination letter describing nominee’s accomplishments; nominee’s complete curriculum vitae; nomination form; two or more endorsement letters.
Contributions are evaluated on 7 criteria: teaching, research or artistic achievement, publications, university service, community/government service, professional organization contributions, awards/recognitions.
Nominations are due Friday, November 17, 2023
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|Dr. Stallcup excelled in teaching, research, and service to the Keck School of Medicine and the scientific community.
|Dr. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is an internationally renowned scholar who has demonstrated exceptional achievement and a lifetime of scholarly contributions to the study of international migration, gender, and Latino/a sociology.
|Professor Alexander “Sandy” Sawchuk is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering.
|Professor Deborah MacInnis has been an outstanding scholar with a devotion to developing and disseminating knowledge about consumer behavior and marketing at USC for almost 30 years.
|Margaret Lazzari is an established painter, writer, and Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design.
|Professor Bice’s legacy touches every Trojan regardless of affiliation to Gould School of Law. Through his relentless work as a professor, dean, and civil servant to USC, Professor Bice has become synonymous with what it means to be a part of USC.
|For almost five decades, Tridib Banerjee served USC’s research, teaching, and service mission with dedication and distinction.
|Ronald Garet studies theological ethics and constitutional law, especially in areas where the two fields intersect. He joined USC Gould School of Law in 1981 and taught Constitutional Law; Law, Language, and Values; Law Informed by Faith; and Concepts in American Law. In 2010, Prof. Garet received the William A. Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award.
|Robert Arno Scholtz
|Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
|Lois W Banner
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|Harry De Angelo
|Harry DeAngelo specializes in corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy, capital structure, and corporate governance.
|Joined the University in 1961 as a member of the writing staff in what was then called University Planning, now University Advancement. Later served as fund-raiser for the medical school, head of fund-raising and public relations for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, public relations director for the College of Continuing Education, and finally, as director of public relations for the Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. Retired in 1992.
|Dr. Marcel Nimni, a dedicated educator and researcher over the course of his 54-year USC faculty career, had consistent grant support and published prolifically-more than 200 papers, several books and over 20 book chapters.
|Dr. Joel E. Schechter is recognized with a USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to medical education and to students at all levels. He received an MA in Medical Illustration from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Anatomy from UCLA.
|Carl Q. Christol
|Following his retirement from USC in 1987, Carl Q. Christol recommenced the full-time practice of law specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates, and employment issues for university faculties and their administrations.
|Dr. Nancy Warner
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|Florence A. Clark
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|Robert E. Maxson, Jr.
|Robert E. Maxson, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
|Michael Waterman’s visionary scholarship has changed the landscape of science and technology. A brilliant mathematician and statistician, he is known as the founder of computational biology, a discipline that deepens our understanding of the natural world through the use of massive data-based algorithms and computer models. His discoveries continue to inspire students and colleagues to push the boundaries of scientific research at USC, and beyond.
|Martin H. Weiss
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