Distinguished Professorships honor faculty members who have made exceptional contributions to the mission of a public research university through outstanding instruction, leadership, scholarship, and peer recognition.
David L. Boren Professorship
The David L. Boren Professorship is one of the University of Oklahoma’s highest honors, recognizing faculty who have made truly exceptional contributions to the mission of a public research university.
David Ross Boyd Professorship
The David Ross Boyd Professorship is one of the University’s highest honors, recognizing faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding teaching, guidance, and leadership for students in an academic discipline or in an interdisciplinary program within the University.
George Lynn Cross Research Professorship
The George Lynn Cross Research Professorship is the highest research and creative activity honor given by the University to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership over a period of years in his or her field of learning or creative activity.
The Presidential Professorships were established to recognize those faculty members who excel in all their professional activities and who relate those activities to the student they teach and mentor. The number of Professorships awarded annually is based on current availability of funds.
The Regents’ Professorship recognizes a faculty member who has rendered outstanding service to the academic community or to an academic or professional discipline through extraordinary achievement in academic administration or professional service.