Indiana University has a long tradition of outstanding scholars, teachers, and researchers. A portion of these have been recognized by conferral of official titles, including distinguished professorships, titled and endowed chairs, and university professorships; collectively these professors are known as distinguished and titled professors. All such professors are invited to join the Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors. The Alliance and its members will serve Indiana by working to preserve and enhance Indiana University’s excellence in research, teaching, and service.


The Alliance would like to welcome its newest members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to academic excellence at Indiana University.

  • Eduardo S. Brondizio

    Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
  • Arnaldo Cohen

    Distinguished Professor of Music (Piano)
  • Michael J. Econs

    Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical & Molecular Genetics, Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Kirsten A. GrĂžnbjerg

    Distinguished Professor of Public & Environmental Affairs, Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy
  • Elisabeth A. Lloyd

    Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science & Medicine, Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science
  • Kenneth P. Mackie

    Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience
  • Sharon M. Moe

    Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Anatomy & Cell Biology, Stuart A. Kleit Professor of Nephrology
  • Catherine A. Pilachowski

    Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, Kirkwood Chair of Astronomy
  • Samrat Upadhyay

    Distinguished Professor of English, Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities
  • Michael Weiss

    Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Robert A. Harris Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Precision Health Initiative Professor

University Honors and Awards

The Office of University Honors and Awards is dedicated to documenting and celebrating the excellence of Indiana University's distinguished and titled professors. Learn more about honors and awards»

2018 Steering Committee Election Results

2018 Steering Committee Members

Annual Dinner and Business Meeting

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Monday, October 7, 2019
IU Bloomington
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