Penn State Global celebrates and honors global engagement of students, faculty, and staff through several annual awards programs.

W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Award

The W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Award recognizes one faculty member annually who has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the international mission of the University with an award of $1,500. The award recognizes faculty for excellence in leadership and support for international education, service to the international community, and international research accomplishments.

Required Nomination Materials

* One letter of support
* CV or résumé of nominee (no more than 3 pages)

Nominate others:
* One nomination letter
* Please let the nominee know that we will contact them for more information


To submit a nomination, please complete the W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Award Nomination form by January 16, 2024.

Previous Awardees

  • 2022: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar; and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law in University Park
  • 2020: Michael Jacobson, Professor of Forest Science, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2019: Siela Maximova and Mark Guiltinan, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2018: Rachel A. Smith, Liberal Arts Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences, and Human Development and Family Studies