Since the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) began the U.S. Professor of the Year program in 1981, 13 Lyon College professors have won the honor for Arkansas—one of them twice.
The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country—those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students. It is one of the most prestigious awards honoring professors.
Lyon's record of 14 Professor of the Year Awards is unmatched by any other liberal arts college in the country.
Lyon College past and present Arkansas Professors of the Year include the following:
*Arkansas's only professor to receive the Professor the Year Award twice.
Lyon is more than just a college. It's a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique honor and social systems, and award-winning professors.