Mary F. Howard-Hamilton Receives Annual Award from NASPA

Mary F. Howard-Hamilton Receives Annual Award from NASPA
George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, recognizes individuals who are doing outstanding work in the student affairs profession. Mary F. Howard-Hamilton, Coffman Distinguished Research Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award.

This award honors an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to research and scholarship related to higher education. The honoree’s work must address important and substantial issues, and have had a significant or transformative effect on higher education and student affairs practice in a national or international context. This award is the highest honor NASPA bestows on a higher education researcher.

Dr. Mary F. Howard-Hamilton has also received the Presidential Medal from the Association for the Study of Higher Education in 2018 and was a recipient of the Contribution to Knowledge Award from the American College Personnel Association in 2017. Indiana State University awarded her with the Presidential Medal for Exemplary Teaching and Scholarship and the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award in 2015. She also received the Bayh College of Education, Holmstedt Distinguished Professorship Award for 2012-2013.

As a researcher, Dr. Howard-Hamilton has published over 100 articles and book chapters. The most recent co-authored books are, “Unleashing Suppressed Voices on College Campuses: Diversity Issues in Higher Education (2nd Edition in press)”, “ Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice: A Professional Competency-Based Approach”, “Diverse Millennial Students in College”, “Multiculturalism on Campus: Theories, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion (2nd Edition)”, and “Standing on the Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences in Advanced Degree Programs”.

Howard-Hamilton and the other Annual Award recipients will be honored in March as part of the 2021 NASPA Virtual Conference.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Our work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.

(News release from NASPA)

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    Bayh College of Education