Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member

Established in 1986, this award, named for a Dean and Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, is presented to a tenured, full-time faculty member in a graduate preparation program in student affairs.  Each Robert H. Shaffer Award recipient has inspired graduate students and served on doctoral dissertation committees; has a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, including publication in relevant literature; and has made significant contributions to professional associations.

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. 01, 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.

  • Responsibility for teaching graduate or professional school students who generally pursue careers in higher education administration and student affairs
  • Consistent and excellent mentorship of graduate students, several of whom have moved into responsible positions in higher education or student affairs
  • Solid record of scholarly achievement in appropriate journals and publications
  • Active individual NASPA membership
  • Significant contributions to professional associations

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Laura Dean

    Associate Professor - University of Georgia

  • 2016 | Lori Patton Davis

    Associate Professor - Indiana University

  • 2015 | Audrey J. Jaeger

    Professor & Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor - North Carolina State University

  • 2015 | Thomas Miller

    Associate Professor - University of South Florida

  • 2014 | Marilyn Amey

    Chairperson, Department of Educational Administration - Michigan State

  • 2013 | Deborah J. Taub

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  • 2012 | Shaun Harper

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  • 2011 | Jan L. Arminio

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  • 2010 | Susan R. Jones

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  • 2009 | Raechele L. Pope

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  • 2008 | Joan B. Hirt

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  • 2007 | Mary Howard-Hamilton

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  • 2006 | John H. Schuh

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  • 2005 | Dudley B. Woodard, Jr.

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  • 2004 | Susan R. Komives

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  • 2003 | Terry Williams

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  • 2002 | Marcia Baxter Magolda

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  • 2001 | Daniel Robinson

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  • 1999 | Karen D. Arnold

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  • 1998 | Don Creamer

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  • 1997 | Albert B. Hood

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  • 1996 | Larry H. Ebbers

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  • 1995 | Patricia M. King

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  • 1994 | George D. Kuh

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  • 1993 | Robert D. Brown

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  • 1992 | Theodore Miller; Esther M. Lloyd Jones *

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  • 1990 | Donald Gehring

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  • 1989 | Gerald L. Saddlemire

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  • 1988 | Melvene D. Hardee

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  • 1987 | Louis Stamatakos

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