College honors 9 faculty first-time book authors

The Purdue University College of Education honored nine faculty with first book awards on September 29 at its all-College fall meeting.

College of Education 1st Book Awards
College of Education first book awards (Photo/D. Starr)

“This type of academic publishing is an important metric for the Association of American Universities (AAU),” said Phillip J. VanFossen, interim dean of the College. “The College of Education ‘punches above its weight’ when it comes to our ratio of books published per tenure track faculty – our ratio is among the highest at Purdue.”

The following Education faculty were honored at the all-College fall meeting on Sept. 29 with a plaque commemorating their first book published between 2020-2023:

“Academic books are highly valued in the field of education for providing comprehensive coverage of important topics, and for helping to define and shape new fields of scholarly inquiry,” said Wayne E. Wright, associate dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development. “Our faculty in the College of Education are recognized experts in their respective areas.”

Congratulations to these College of Education faculty authors!