Research Achievement Award

Presented for outstanding contribution to research for an individual whose published research (theoretical, empirical or applied) advances understanding of higher education in a significant way.

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 award will open in May 2020.

To submit a nomination you will need the following information to complete the form:

  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Coordinating Nominator

  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee
  • A nomination statement up to 500 words which explains why the nominee deserves this ASHE award. Rationale may include, but is not limited to, the nominee’s impact on higher education theorizing, research, practice, and/or ASHE as an organization.
  • Up to 5 letters of support. For upload into the nomination form, these should be combined into one document, preferably a pdf.

  • The nominee's CV.

2019 Research Achievement Award:
Anna Neumann, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Neumann is nationally recognized as an expert in qualitative research methods and teaching of research methods to doctoral students and novice faculty members. Reflecting on the meaning of her research Professor Neumann says: “My interest in the study of college teaching grows from a long-term personal and professional commitment to re-anchor the study of higher education in the educating activities that comprise the “heart of the enterprise.” I am committed to making high quality college teaching and learning available to all American populations, particularly those that have historically been underrepresented on our campuses.""

2018 Research Achievement Award:
Ann Austin

Previous ASHE Research Achievement Award recipients:

  • 2019 Anna Neumann
  • 2018 Ann E. Austin
  • 2017 Adrianna Kezar
  • 2016 John M. Braxton
  • 2015 Michael B. Paulsen
  • 2014 Simon Marginson
  • 2013 Estela Mara Bensimon
  • 2012 Amaury Nora
  • 2011 John R. Thelin
  • 2010 Edward P. St. John
  • 2009 Jerome Karabel
  • 2008 John H. Schuh
  • 2007 Marcia Baxter-Magolda
  • 2006 Frances Stage
  • 2005 Arthur M. Cohen
  • 2004 Judith Glazer-Raymo
  • 2003 Michael T. Nettles
  • 2002 David W. Leslie
  • 2001 John C. Smart
  • 2000 George Kuh
  • 1999 Vincent Tinto
  • 1998 Sheila Slaughter
  • 1997 William Tierney
  • 1996 Kenneth A. Feldman
  • 1995 Larry L. Leslie
  • 1994 Michael A. Olivas
  • 1993 Yvonna S. Lincoln
  • 1992 Joan Stark
  • 1991 Ernest Pascarella & Patrick Terenzini
  • 1990 Robert Birnbaum
  • 1989 Jack Schuster
  • 1988 Robert Blackburn & Howard Bowen
  • 1987 Alexander W. Astin
  • 1985 Burton Clark