University Distinguished Professor

Appointment to the rank of University Distinguished Professor is the highest honor Northeastern can bestow upon a faculty member. Those named University Distinguished Professor have earned international recognition and distinction for educational, artistic, and/or scholarly contributions that have been transformative in their field.

2019 Honorees


Laura Lewis 
Cabot Corporation Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Daniel Medwed 
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice


Margaret Burnham
Professor, School of Law

Ravi Ramamurti
Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy, and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets, D’Amore-McKim School of Business


Mansoor M. Amiji
Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Daniel McCarthy
the Alan S. McKim and Richard A. D’Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Srinivas Sridhar
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics, College of Science


Alexandros Makriyannis
Professor, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair, and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery

Jonathan Tilly
Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology


Nadine Aubry
Dean, College of Engineering

Arun Bansil
Professor of Physics

Albert-László Barabási
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science

Ahmed Busnaina
Dr. William Lincoln Smith Professor

Arthur Coury
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Stephen W. Director
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Terry Fulmer
Dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Vinod Sahney
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Lisa Feldman Barrett
Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Phil Brown
Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences

Andrei Zelevinsky
Professor of Mathematics (awarded posthumously)


Richard Daynard
Professor of Law

Vladimir Torchilin
Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


William Dickens
Professor of Economics

Judith Hall
Professor of Psychology

Sheila Puffer
Professor and Cherry Family Senior Fellow of International Business

Vincent Harris
William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kim Lewis
Professor of Biology