Dean Henk and Colleagues Win National AAUA Research Award

Dr. Bill Henk, Dean of Marquette University's College of Education, and his coauthors Shelley B. Wepner (Manhattanville College), Sharon Lovell (James Madison University), and Steven Melnick (Penn State University), have won an award from the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) for their 2017 research article. The paper "Education Deans' Beliefs About Essential Ways of Thinking, Being, and Acting: A National Survey" will receive the 2018 Neuner Award for Excellence in Professional Scholarly Publication.

Annually, this award is given to the overall finest manuscript published in the Journal of Higher Education Management during the previous year. The article, employed a national survey to examine education deans’ self-reported data on what factors are most important to their work. In effect, the study aimed to contribute to the limited existing literature on how education deans orient themselves toward a range of leadership beliefs, demeanors, and behaviors.

The award will be presented to the authors at an awards luncheon on June 8 at Widener University in Pennsylvania.