Professor of Politics and Government Ali Riaz and Professor of Geology David Malone have been named Distinguished Professors by the Office of the Provost at Illinois State University, USA.
They will be honoured at Illinois State University's annual Founders Day Convocation on February 15, according to the university.
Prof Riaz began his career at Illinois State in 2002, becoming a full professor in 2008.
He served as the department chair from 2007 to 2017, and was named University Professor in 2012.
Prof Riaz received numerous awards including the Excellence in Teaching award from Pi Sigma Alpha. He published 17 books in English, 12 in Bangla, and numerous articles and book chapters.