Penn State Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Penn State recognizes extraordinary teachers of undergraduate students through three awards for undergraduate teaching, the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching, the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Penn State Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. The faculty honored are a highly select group with less than one-percent of full-time faculty considered for these awards each year.

Information about Eisenhower, Atherton, and Alumni Teaching Fellow awards is available on Penn State's Awards Recognition page.


If you would like to nominate a faculty member for a teaching award, please complete the Teaching Awards Nomination Form. Nominations are accepted year-round; however, those received after June 30 will be considered for the following year.

Candidate Selection Process

A brief explanation of the process is listed below. Full details, including the specific dates, are available at Timetable for Selection.

Teaching Award Recipients