Three faculty from the School of Education are among the 32 extraordinary members of the UW–Madison faculty who have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator, and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Douglas Rosenberg, a professor in the Art Department, was named to a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, an award recognizing distinguished scholarship as well as standout efforts in teaching and service. The professorship provides five years of flexible funding — two-thirds of which is provided by the Office of the Provost through the generosity of the Vilas trustees and one-third provided by the school or college whose dean nominated the winner.

In addition, Ran Liu, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is a recipient of a Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award. These awards recognize research and teaching excellence in faculty who are relatively early in their careers. The award provides flexible research funding for three years.

Finally, a School of Education faculty member — Tom Jones, a professor in the Art Department — is among the recipients of a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award this year, recognizing research and teaching excellence. The award provides flexible research funding for three years.