TIMOTHY J. RUTENBER AWARD

The Timothy J. Rutenber Award is a new award established to honor AIEA members who have rendered long-term and outstanding service to the Association. This occasional award is named for the late Timothy J. Rutenber, who served as Director of the Secretariat and Treasurer of AIEA until his death in 2004. An associate member of AIEA since 1992, Rutenber was an outstanding manager of the day-to-day affairs of AIEA and a wise steward of the Association's resources. His work on behalf of AIEA epitomizes the ideal of service excellence. In his name, awardees will be recognized at the Annual Conference for truly exceptional service of long duration to AIEA. To be eligible, nominees must be current AIEA members and have been actively involved in AIEA for more than five years.

Pictured (R-L):  2015-2016 AIEA President Jenifer Cushman, 2017 Rutenber Award Recipient Terence Miller, 2016-2017 AIEA President Gil Latz, and 2017-2018 AIEA President Hilary Kahn

Criteria and Nomination Process

Nominations should provide specific examples of the nominee's service to AIEA and demonstrate active involvement and impact on the Association. Nominees must be current AIEA members and have been actively involved in AIEA for more than five years. 

To be eligible, nominees must be current AIEA members and have been actively involved in AIEA for more than five years.

It is suggested that nominators provide the following documents: 

  • Candidate’s updated curriculum vitae
  • A short letter of nomination highlighting the exceptional service provided by the candidate to the AIEA
  • Any other documents supporting the application that could be helpful to understand the contribution made by the candidate

Nominations should be submitted by October 1: Timothy J. Rutenber Nomination Form

Past Recipients  

Terence Miller
Marquette University
Press Release (.pdf) 

2017

Sabine Klahr
University of Utah
Press Release (.pdf) 

2016

Gilbert Merkx
Duke University
Press Release (.pdf) 

2015

William Lacy
University of California, Davis
Press Release (.pdf) 

2014

John D. Heyl
CEA Study Abroad
Press Release (.pdf) 

2013

Stephen Dunnett
SUNY Buffalo

2012

Riall Nolan
Purdue University

2011

None Awarded

2010

Joseph D. Tullbane
St. Norbert College

2009

Duleep Deosthale
Knowledge Exchange Institute

2008

Earl Kellogg
University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana

2007

Judy C. Young
University of Texas at Arlington

2006