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

Supporting the Profession Faculty
Award Type: national

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.

Any NASPA member may nominate an individual for this award.

2020 Current Recipients

Award Criteria


  • 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