Laura Dean, an associate professor in the College of Education’s counseling and human development services department, is the recipient of the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member.
Given by the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the award is presented to individuals who are a personal inspiration to graduate students, have served on doctoral committees and have distinguished records of scholarly achievements themselves.
Dean and other national award winners will be honored at the 2016 NASPA annual conference March 12-16 in Indianapolis.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Its work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries and eight U.S. territories.
Dean also received the Ted K. Miller Award for Excellence from the Southern Association for College Student Affairs for her accomplishments in advancing standards of practice and quality assurance in educational programs and services in higher education.