John Stecklein Distinguished Member Award

John Stecklein Distinguished Member Award recognizes a member whose professional career has significantly advanced the field of institutional research through extraordinary scholarship, leadership, and service. The candidate: 

  • Has been an active member of AIR and has made substantial contributions to the field of institutional research over an extended period of time.
  • Through research, service, and/or practice has made a significant contribution to the field of institutional research in two or more of the following areas:
    • advanced the practice of institutional research through innovative ideas, techniques, or theory;
    • contributed to widely-disseminated research;
    • supported the training and development of IR practitioners;
    • promoted the application of IR theories and practices in new venues and/or organizations;
    • demonstrated the contributions of institutional research to policy formation; and/or
    • contributed to the field of institutional research in another significant way.
Nomination Materials

A complete nomination packet must include:

  1. A letter of nomination from a current AIR member that speaks to the ways in which the candidate has significantly advanced the field of institutional research through scholarship, leadership, and service, and clearly addresses each of the criteria specified above.
  2. At least two letters of support from AIR members.
  3. The candidate’s curriculum vitae/resume.
  4. The candidate’s contact information, including telephone number, email address, and mailing address.

It is the responsibility of the AIR member nominating the candidate to ensure that the nomination packet is complete. 

Nomination Submission 

Nomination packets for the 2017 Outstanding Service Award may be emailed to awards@airweb.org and are due December 30, 2016.

RECIPIENTS OF THE JOHN STECKLEIN DISTINGUISHED MEMBER AWARD

2016 - Joe Saupe
2014 - Jeffrey A. Seybert
2013 - Michael F. Middaugh
2012 - Patrick T. Terenzini
2011 - J. Fredericks Volkwein
2010 - John Smart
2010 - Terry Russell
2007 - John A. Muffo
2006 - Deborah J. Teeter
2005 - Richard D. Howard
2004 - Adrian H. Harris
2003 - Samuel S. Peng
2002 - Gerald W. McLaughlin
2001 - Larry G. Jones*
2001 - Julia M. Duckwall*
1998 - C. Robert Pace*
1997 - James W. Firnberg
1996 - James R. Montgomery
1992 - F. Craig Johnson
1991 - Charles F. Elton*
1990 - Charles H. Belanger
1989 - Joan S. Stark
1988 - Paul Jedamus*
1988 - Marvin W. Peterson
1987 - Kenneth P. Mortimer
1987 - Bernard S. Sheehan
1985 - Lyman A. Glenny *
1984 - Lois E. Torrence *
1983 - Cameron L. Fincher*
1981 - Mary E. Corcoran*
1978 - Paul L. Dressel *
1977 - John E. Stecklein*
1974 - Elmer West *
1970 - Charles E. Howell *
1966 - A.J. Brumbaugh *
1966 - John Dale Russell *

* Deceased