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George D. Kuh, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois
Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
George Kuh is Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University. As an Achieving the Dream Coach, Dr. Kuh works with the University of Houston Main to enhance transfer student success. He currently directs two major projects, the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment co-located at Indiana University and the University of Illinois and 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.
Founding director of the widely-used National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Dr. Kuh has written extensively about student engagement, assessment, institutional improvement, and college and university cultures, and consulted with more than 350 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to High Impact Practices (2008) produced as part of the AAC&U LEAP initiative, his two most recent books are Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010) and Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations (2007). In 2001, Dr. Kuh received Indiana University’s prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for distinguished career of teaching and research.
Educational Background: Dr. Kuh earned his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa; M.S. at the St. Cloud State University; and B.A. at Luther College.
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