Professor George Kuh honored by ASHE

Kuh received the Assocation's top honor, the Howard Bowen Distinguished Career Award

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) has awarded the group's top honor to School of Education professor George Kuh. The Howard Bowen Distinguished Career Award recognizes individuals whose work has significantly advanced the field of higher education through scholarship, leadership, and service. Kuh was honored with the award at the ASHE annual conference in Denver earlier this month.

"No one could be more deserving of this award than George," said Interim Dean Terry Mason. "Through his work on the National Survey of Student Engagement and many other projects, he has brought great distinction to the IU School of Education. We are all very proud of his achieving this milestone."

George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, joined the IU faculty in 1976, creating and teaching many courses in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program of the School of Education. He is the founding director of the Center of Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) based at IU and also directs the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) with Stan Ikenberry at the University of Illinois. He has received many prestigious honors including the President's Medal for Excellence at Indiana University, the highest honor an IU president can bestow.