Albert W. Johnson University Research Lectureship

The Albert W. Johnson University Research Lectureship is awarded annually to an SDSU faculty member for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship. Its purpose is to recognize such achievement, foster its continuation, and enable a distinguished resident faculty scholar to share their knowledge more broadly with and beyond the academic community. The Lectureship is the University's highest recognition of research and scholarly achievement. The Division of Research and Innovation sponsors the Lectureship with funding partially endowed through the Albert W. Johnson fund.

The recipient delivers a public lecture during the spring semester and is named a Distinguished Professor in their discipline for the remainder of their tenure and retirement at SDSU (this title is not transferrable should a faculty member resign and leave SDSU for a different institution). The title of Distinguised Professor recognizes senior faculty who are nationally and internationally renowned for their innovative body of work and its transformational impact on the field. The Lectureship is awarded to faculty working at the very top of their discipline and who are recognized as a preeminent leader in their field of study. The recipient receives $30,000 in research support. Tenured, full professors who have been on the SDSU faculty for at least 5 years are eligible for this award. 

2024 Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Lecturer

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Guadalupe X. "Suchi" Ayala

Wednesday March 13 |  3 p.m. | Tula Community Hall

RSVP for the 2024 Albert W. Johnson Lecture

The afternoon will include a ceremony acknowledging SDSU's Outstanding Scholars, the Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture, and a reception with light appetizers.

Nominations for the 2025 Albert W. Johnson award will open in Fall 2024

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