TIMOTHY J. RUTENBER AWARD

Pictured (L-R): President-Elect Adel El Zaïm, Immediate Past President Nell Pynes, AIEA President Cheryl Matherly, 2019 Rutenber Award Recipient Thomas Bogenschild, Past President Hilary Kahn, and AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff. 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 (L-R): President-Elect Adel El Zaïm, Immediate Past President Nell Pynes, AIEA President Cheryl Matherly, 2019 Rutenber Award Recipient Thomas Bogenschild, Past President Hilary Kahn, and AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff. 

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 for the 2021 Timothy J. Rutenber Award will be open in Fall 2020

Past Recipients  

2019
Thomas Bogenschild 
The University of Oregon 
Press Release (.pdf)

2018
Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero 
The University of Texas at Dallas 
Press Release (.pdf) 

2017
Terence Miller
Marquette University
Press Release (.pdf) 

2016
Sabine Klahr
University of Utah
Press Release (.pdf) 

2015
Gilbert Merkx
Duke University
Press Release (.pdf) 

2014
William Lacy
University of California, Davis
Press Release (.pdf) 

2013
John D. Heyl
CEA Study Abroad
Press Release (.pdf) 

2012
Stephen Dunnett
SUNY Buffalo

2011
Riall Nolan
Purdue University

2010: None Awarded

2009
Joseph D. Tullbane
St. Norbert College

2008
Duleep Deosthale
Knowledge Exchange Institute

2007
Earl Kellogg
University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana

2006
Judy C. Young
University of Texas at Arlington