Honors

Appointed Dr. Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University (Three-year team, 2005-2008).

College Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Education, Michigan State University, 2007.

Elected President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. President-Elect, 1999-2000; President, 2000-2001; Past-President, 2001-2002.

Named in 1998 as one of the forty “Young Leaders of the Academy” by Change: The Magazine of  Higher Education, sponsored by the American Association of Higher Education.

United States J. William Fulbright Fellowship to teach and conduct research at the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. January-December, 1998.

Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). November, 2003.

Promising Scholar Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Higher Education, 1989.  The award, which is given to an individual no more than six years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree, recognizes current scholarly achievement and potential for future research contributions.

Award for Best Dissertation in the Division of Higher and Adult Continuing Education, The University of Michigan, 1984.

Rackham Dissertation Grant, The University of Michigan, 1983.

Clifford Woody Award, The University of Michigan, 1983.  Award recognizes outstanding promise in professional education.

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 1982-1983.

School of Education Merit Scholarship, The University of Michigan, 1981-1982.

John Brubacher Award for Historical/Philosophical Paper, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Michigan, 1981.

Rackham First Year/Michigan College Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 1979-1980.

Scholarship awarded by the Center for the Continuing Education of Women, The University of Michigan, 1979-1980.

Syracuse University School of Education Scholarship, 1976-1977 (declined in order to accept Graduate Assistantship).

Phi Beta Kappa

Charles A. Dana Scholar, Bates College