Jeffrey Chown, John Hartmann, Gerald Jensen named 2011 Board of Trustees Professors

Jeffrey Chown, John Hartmann and Gerald Jensen
Jeffrey Chown, John Hartmann and Gerald Jensen

Northern Illinois University has named Jeffrey Chown, John Hartmann and Gerald Jensen as its 2011 Board of Trustees Professors — an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching.

Chown is a professor and documentary filmmaker in the Department of Communication.

Hartmann is a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures specializing in Thai language and culture.

And Jensen is a professor in the Department of Finance who is highly regarded for his expertise in the business and academic worlds.

“Whether it’s engaging students, inspiring colleagues or expanding the limits of knowledge in their respective fields, our 2011 Board of Trustees Professors do it all exceptionally well,” NIU President John G. Peters said. “The university and our students have benefitted greatly from the hard work and creativity of Jeffrey Chown, John Hartmann and Gerald Jensen. And we look forward to more good things to come from these exceptional faculty members.”

Established in 2007, the Board of Trustees Professorships honor faculty members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, academic leadership, scholarship or artistry, and service and outreach. Special emphasis is placed on recognizing those who have earned widespread acclaim for their work while continuing to engage students in their professional activities.

Each BOT Professorship is accompanied by a $10,000 stipend, renewable annually during a five-year term.

The BOT Professorship awards will be presented during the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony and Reception beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. 

Click on the link below for a closer look at the 2011 BOT Professors.

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