The McKnight Presidential Fellow Award is given to exceptional faculty members who have been granted tenure and promotion to associate professor in an academic year. It recognizes recipients who are recommended by their college deans and chosen at the discretion of Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson based on excellence in research and scholarship, leadership in a field, potential to build top-tier programs, and ability to advance University of Minnesota priorities. The award is for three years, from fall 2017 through spring 2020.
Rafael Fernandes, Physics & Astronomy
John Fieberg, Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Tania Mitchell, Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development
Francis Shen, Law
Chun Wang, Psychology