Professor of the Year

University Honors partners with UCR’s best and most engaging instructors to offer courses where the subject matter can be examined with greater depth and complexity. Faculty who teach in University Honors are leaders in their fields and both challenge and motivate students. Each year, University Honors asks students to nominate faculty who have made an impact on them and maximized their Honors experience. The Professor of the Year is recognized at the University Honors Cording Ceremony.

Current Professor of the Year (2017-2018)

"One of the most passionate professors I have ever had."

Dr. Nigel Hughes

Professor of Geology

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences


"An advocate for science and science communications."


Past Professors of the Year