Read below for a sampling of awards and honors earned by NYU faculty in 2020-2021.


Fred Moten, Professor of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, was named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Fred Moten

Fred Moten

Two NYU faculty members earned 2020 Tony Award nominations:

  • Oskar Eustis, Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, as a Producer of Best Play nominee Sea Wall/A Life
  • Allen Lee Hughes, Associate Arts Professor at Tisch, as Best Lighting Designer for A Soldier's Play
Christopher Flinn

Christopher Flinn

Alfred Galichon

Alfred Galichon

Thomas Phillippon

Thomas Philippon

Three faculty members were named 2020 Fellows of the Econometric Society:

  • Christopher Flinn, Professor of Economics, FAS
  • Alfred Galichon, Professor of Economics, FAS and Professor of Mathematics, Courant
  • Thomas Philippon, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business.
Eric Vanden-Eijnden, Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the Department of Defense.

Two faculty members have been named 2020 Pew Scholars and will receive four years of funding to invest in foundational research:

  • Carlos Carmona-Fontaine, Assistant Professor of Biology, FAS
  • Gilad Evrony, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Neuroscience and Physiology, Grossman School of Medicine

Two faculty members have been named Woodrow Wilson Fellows by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:

  • Kwami Coleman, Assistant Professor in Musicology, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Assistant Professor of History, FAS
Kwami Coleman

Kwami Coleman

Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth Ellis