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Dr. John H. Schuh
Iowa State University

SchuhJohn H. Schuh is director of the School of Education at Iowa State University.  As such he is responsible for the educational program of the School including all degree programs and other educational experiences offered by the School.  He assumed this position on July 1, 2013.  He also is the director of Iowa State University’s Emerging Leader’s Academy.

John Schuh also is distinguished professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State where he was department chair for six and one half years. Previously he held administrative and faculty assignments at Wichita State University, Indiana University (Bloomington) and Arizona State University. He received his Master of Counseling and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State.  He served for more than 20 years as a reserve officer in the United States Army Medical Service Corps, being assigned to the retired reserve with the rank of major in 1991.

Schuh is the author, co-author, or editor of over 235 publications, including 28 books and monographs, 75 book chapters, and over 110 articles. Among his books are Assessment Methods for Student Affairs, One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice (with Kathleen Manning and Jillian Kinzie), Student Success in College (with George D. Kuh, Jillian Kinzie and Elizabeth Whitt).  Currently he is associate editor of the New Directions for Student Services Sourcebook Series after serving as editor for 13 years.  He was associate editor of the Journal of College Student Development for 14 years and was book review editor of The Review of Higher Education from 2008-2010. Schuh has made nearly 300 presentations and speeches to campus-based, regional, national, and international meetings.  He has served as a consultant to more than 80 institutions of higher education and other educational organizations.

Schuh has served on the governing boards of the American College Personnel Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (twice) and the Association of College and University Housing Officers (twice), and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Foundation. He is a member of the Evaluator Corps of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools where he also serves as a Team Chair for accreditation visits.

John Schuh has received the Research Achievement Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Contribution to Knowledge Award from the American College Personnel Association, the Contribution to Research or Literature Award and the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The American College Personnel Association elected him as a Senior Scholar Diplomate. Schuh was chosen as one of 75 Diamond Honorees by ACPA in 1999 and as a Pillar of the Profession by NASPA in 2001. He is a member of the Iowa Academy of Education.  He has received a number of institutional awards including the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, his undergraduate alma mater.

Schuh received a Fulbright award to study higher education in Germany in 1994, was named to the Fulbright Specialists Program in 2008, and had a specialists’ assignment in South Africa in 2012. In 2013 he was named to the Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program.  He has been engaged with institutions of higher education in Scotland, England, Germany, Syria, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Ireland, Macau, Malaysia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.


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