Six faculty receive 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

Six Ohio State University faculty members have been named 2020 Distinguished Scholars, honoring their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and substantial body of research.

Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including past award recipients. Distinguished Scholars receive an honorarium and a research grant to be used over the next three years. The award is supported by the Office of Research. The 2020 honorees are:

  • D. Michele Basso, professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine
  • Ian Howat, professor, School of Earth Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
    Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Michael Lisa, professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Margaret Newell, professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Cynthia Roberts, professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, College of Medicine
  • Todd Thompson, professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Read about previous Winners