George KUH

Adjunct Professor of Education Policy
Director of National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
The University of Illinois
George KUH

Professor George Kuh is Adjunct Research Professor of Education Policy at The University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University (IU). He currently serves as a senior scholar at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). He founded IU's Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty. He also was the founding director of NILOA as well as the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), the first-ever in-depth look at the factors that help or hinder the careers of graduates of arts-intensive training high schools and postsecondary institutions. At IU, he served as Chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (1982-84), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education (1985-88), and Associate Dean of the Faculties for the IU Bloomington campus (1997-2000).

Professor Kuh's contributions have been recognized with awards from various groups including the American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education. In addition, he received the Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa, Distinguished Alumni Award and Educational Leadership Award for Teaching from St. Cloud State University, several Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards from IU, and IU's prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and in 2014 the President's Medal for Academic Excellence, the highest honor the Indiana University president can bestow. NASPA named its award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research after him in 2011.

Professor Kuh received the BA from Luther College, MS from St. Cloud State University, and PhD from the University of Iowa as well as ten honorary degrees.