President’s Council Worlds Ahead Faculty Award

This award recognizes full-time faculty members who

  • Engage in significant research, partnership or creative initiatives that make an impact in their field, in the community and/or the world
  • Promote student learning, innovation and collaboration in teaching, mentorship or advising
  • Demonstrate distinguished leadership within the university, the profession, and the larger community

Additional information is available at President's Council.


  • Nominees must be full-time faculty members (no length of employment if colleague nominates)
  • Nominations/application process: Faculty can be nominated by themselves (if employed for a minimum of three years)
  • Each school submit a maximum of four faculty nomination per subcategory
  • Nominations submitted by Dean-  NO SELF NOMINATIONS


One recipient is awarded $15,000

Previous HWCOM Awardees


Aileen Marty, MD


Kalai Mathee, PhD