George D. Kuh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award

Named in 2011 for the Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University and Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, this award honors an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to research and scholarship related to higher education.  The honoree’s work should 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.

The Selections and Awards Committee recommends award nominees to the NASPA Board of Directors for their approval. Upon approval, the awards are presented at NASPA's annual awards luncheon which takes place during the annual conference.

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Award Information

Deadline: Nov. 14, 2017

Any NASPA member may nominate an individual for this award.

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Requirements

Below are the criteria that the Selections and Awards Committee of the NASPA Board of Directors will use to evaluate the nominees. Bolded bullets are required, while non-bolded bullets are preferred.

  • Exceptional contributions to student affairs through sustained research and scholarship
  • Issues addressed in research and scholarship have to be important and substantial issues
  • Impact of research must have implications for higher education at the national or international level
  • Active individual NASPA membership

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | David A. Longanecker

    President - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • 2015 | Elizabeth Whitt

    Vice Provost and Dean - University of California - Merced

  • 2014 | Samuel Museus

    Associate Professor of Higher Education - University of Denver

  • 2013 | Marilee J. Bresciani

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  • 2012 | Jane Fried

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  • 2011 | Gregory S. Blimling

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  • 2010 | Jon Dalton

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  • 2010 | Shaun Harper

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  • 2009 | Vasti Torres

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  • 2007 | Kathleen Manning

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  • 2006 | Susan R. Komives

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  • 2005 | Gary M. Pavela

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  • 2004 | Melvin C. Terrell

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  • 2003 | Roger B. Winston

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  • 2001 | Marylu McEwen

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  • 2000 | Arthur C. Sandeen

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  • 1999 | Ernie Suggs

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  • 1998 | Don Hossler

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  • 1997 | Barbara E. Bender

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  • 1996 | M. Lee Upcraft

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  • 1995 | Patrick T. Terenzini

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  • 1994 | Arthur E. Levine

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  • 1993 | C. Robert Pace

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  • 1992 | John H. Schuh

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  • 1991 | Jacqueline Fleming

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  • 1990 | Ursula Delworth

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  • 1989 | Nancy K. Schlossberg

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  • 1988 | Ernest T. Pascarella

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  • 1987 | George D. Kuh

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  • 1986 | Margaret J. Barr

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  • 1985 | Donald D. Gehring

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  • 1985 | Parker Young

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  • 1984 | John M. Whiteley

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  • 1983 | C. Gilbert Wrenn

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  • 1982 | Jossey-Bass Publishers

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  • 1981 | Howard R. Bowen

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  • 1980 | Burns B. Crookston *

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  • 1978 | Kate Hevner Mueller

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  • 1977 | Change Magazine

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  • 1977 | Ruth Strang *

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  • 1976 | Alexander and Helen Astin

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  • 1975 | Theodore M. Newcomb

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  • 1975 | R. Nevitt Sanford

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  • 1972 | K. Patricia Cross

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  • 1968 | E.G. Williamson

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