Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

The Indiana University School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumna/us by the School. The award was founded in 1977 to recognize alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the school by distinguishing themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and civic activities.

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2016

Kimberly L. King-Jupiter, PhD | MS'93, PhD'98

Dean and Professor, College of Education, Tennessee State University

Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN | MS'90

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, George Washington University

A.Y. "Fred" Ramirez, PhD | PhD'99

Director of the Education Institute and Professor of Doctoral Studies, Concordia University, Irvine

Elizabeth J. Whitt, PhD | PhD'88

Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, Office of the Provost, University of California, Merced

2015

Robert E. Draba, PhD, JD | BS'68

Attorney, US Department of Justice, Anti-Trust Division

Peggy A. Hinckley, EdD | BS'74

Educational Consultant, School Improvement and Retired Superintendent

R. Elizabeth Odle | MS'74

Program Director, Bridges to Success, United Way of Central Indiana

Pat Wilson | BS'71, MS'77

Department Chair and Teacher, Bloomington High School North

2014

Richard E. Bishop, EdD | BS'61, MS'71, EdD'77

Retired, Executive Assistant to the President, Indiana University Foundation

Shaun R. Harper, PhD | MS'00, PhD'03

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of Education

Jann Keenan, EdS | MS'79, EdS'80

Instructional Designer for Health Literacy/Health Equity, The Keenan Group, Inc.

Stanley Warren, EdD | EdS'71, EdD'73

Retired Dean, Academic Affairs and Professor of Education, DePauw University

2013

Abdul Farouk Ahmed | MS'79

Consultant, Human Resources and Organizational Change & Managing Director, ICC Consultants Centre

Maurice C. Daniels, EdD | BA'72, MS'75, EdD'82

Dean and Professor, Senior Researcher and Executive Producer, University of Georgia, School of Social Work

David A. Lepkojus | BS'74

Head Teacher/Supervisor, Counselor, Administrator, Bureau of Indian Education, United States Department of the Interior, Many Farms High School

Dr. Victor A. Smith | MS'72, EdD'77

Retired, Associate Director, Indiana Urban School Association

2012

Patricia A. Payne | BS'64, MS'75

Director, Crispus Attucks Museum

Gerald O. Thompkins, Ph.D. | BS'70, MS'77

Director, STEM Education and Research Center, Kent State University

James E. Weigand | EdD'64

Dean Emeritus, School of Continuing Studies, Indiana University

2011

Christine O. Cheney | EdD'84

Dean and Professor of Special Education, College of Education, University of Nevada

W. Rob Foshay | PhD'77

Director, Research for the Educational Technology Group, Texas Instruments

James D. Mervilde | MS'81, Spclst'86, EdD'00

Retired Superintendent, MSD of Washington Township, Indianapolis

2010

Douglas Harris | MS'64, EdD'68

Retired, Vice President, Knight Ridder Corporation

Earlene Holland | EdS'80

Retired, Associate Provost, Oakland City University

Keith Jepsen | EdD'84

President, Global Student Loan Corporation

Youngsoo Kim | PhD'83

Director, Institute for Teaching & Learning, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul Korea

2009

YoungHwan Kim | PhD'94
Joseph Russell | MS'68, EdD'70
H.A.R. Tilaar | MA'66, EdD'67

2008

Dennis C. Hayes | BS'74, JD'77
Rodney P. Kirsch | MS'82
Hazel R. Tribble | MA'75

2007

B. James Dawson | EdD'84
Michael Hanes | BS'70, MS'72, PhD'73
Nathaniel Jones | BS'73, MS'77, Spclst'82
Patricia Lather | PhD'83

2006

Bonita S. Beaumont | BS'76
Carole L. Hahn | EdD'73
Sharon Robinson Kurpius | PhD'78

2005

Victor Boschini | EdD'89
Dale Fuqua | PhD'80
Sivasailam Thiagarajan | PhD'71, MS'70

2004

Rick Crosslin | MS'81
Bonnie Litwiller | MAT'65, EdD'68

2003

Cynthia Witterhold Cleveland | BS'74, MS'76
Thomas D. Oakland | MS '65, PhD'67
Toby Strout | MS'74, PhD'91

2002

Yvonna S. Lincoln | EdD'78
Nancy L. Roser | MS'70, EdD'70

2001

Adeng Chaedar Alwasilah | PhD'91, MS'87

2000

Sue Marquis Bishop | PhD'83, MS'67
Arthur W. DeCabooter | EdD'71, MS'69

1999

S. Kern Alexander | EdD'65
E. Scott Huebner | BS'76, MS'77, PhD'83
Earline Rogers | BS'57 MS'71
Jimmy Ross | EdD'76

1998

Joan Kowal | MS'74, EdD'86
Charlie Nelms | MS'71, EdD'77

1997

James Chung - Yuan Wang | MS'77
Judith A. Fraps | BS'69
Lynn Luckow | MS'74
Paula M. Rooney MS'75, EdD'78

1996

Jack Humphrey | MS'56, EdD'62
Ronda Talley | PhD'79

1995

James Lyons | MS'56, EdD'63
Sylvia Swinton | MS'42, EdD'56
Lawrence Tyree | EdD'72

1994

Myron Coulter | MS'59, EdD'59
Francis Mustapha | MS'73, Spcist Ed'79

1993

Jerrold Kemp | EdD'56
Samuel Robinson | EdD'74
Beverly Simone | MS'73, EdD'86

1992

Ida G. Medlyn | BS'49, MS'66, EdD'79
Louis C. Stamatakos | BS'50, MS'51, EdD'58
Valora Washington | PhD'78

1991

James D. Beck | BS'50, MS'51, EdD'59
Margaret Ellen Jay | BS'68, MS'69
Beeman N. Phillips | MS'50, EdD'54
Doris A. Trojcak | MS'68, EdD'69
Janice Farmer Weaver | BS'53, MS'57, EdD'64
Kenneth Woodruff | BS'55, MS'56

1990

Madeline Marcelia Garvin | BS'73
Thomas L. Good | MS'67, PhD'68
G. Thomas Houlihan | BS'72
Sharon Burmeister Lord | MA'68, PhD'70
Anita Medsker | BS'75, MS'78

1989

Karl Hertz | EdD'73
James Mecklenburger | EdD'75
Maggie Samudio | BS'76, MA'82

1988

Harmon Baldwin | EdD'68
Jacqueline Greenwood | MS'72
Gary Quehl | MS'62, EdD'65

1987

Russell L. Abel | EdD'71
Helen Layman Hollingsworth | MS'63
Mohammad Abdulqadir Yousuf | MS'54, PhD'56

1986

H. Dean Evans | EdD'66
Marilyn Sue Kesler | EdD'64

1985

Emily Feistritzer | PhD'73
W. James Popham | EdD'58

1984

K. Forbis Jordan | EdD'61
WesleyJ. Lyda | PhD'43
Sue Hays Talbot | BS'66, MS'71, EdD'92

1983

Helen Blackledge | BS'30
Phil Eskew | MS'33
Robert Freeman | BS'57, MS'59, EdD'65

1982

Gene Schwilck | EdD'56

1981

Dolores Hernandez | EdD'60

1980

Philip Peak | PhD'55

1979

Austin Walker | MS'48

1978

Harry Davidson | MS'37

1977

Fay Arganbright | MS'46