These awards recognize faculty from SEC member universities with outstanding records in research and scholarship. There is one winner/nominee per campus and one overall winner for the Conference. All receive an honorarium and memento from the SEC. The top recipient, the SEC Professor of the Year, is honored during the annual SEC Awards Dinner in Destin, Florida, and recognized in conjunction with the SEC Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.


2017 Southeastern Conference Professor of the Year PSA

Learn more about Dr. James Birchler, the 2017 SEC Professor of the Year from the University of Missouri, in this PSA that debuted in September 2017.
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For SEC Professor of the Year, Teaching is in the Genes

Children are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While it’s usually meant to gauge their interests or just for fun, some children will give a direct answer based on professions they are aware of through their family.
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Missouri’s James Birchler Named 2017 SEC Professor of the Year

Dr. James Birchler, the Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri, has been named the 2017 SEC Professor of the Year.
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