10th Annual IowaAAN Drive-In Conference

Tuesday, April 2nd of 2019

FFA Enrichment Center

DMACC Ankeny Campus in Ankeny, Iowa


Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. John Schuh

John Schuh, Iowa State University

John H. Schuh was Director of the Emerging Leaders Academy at Iowa State University from July, 2013 until retiring in May, 2017, where he also is Distinguished Professor Emeritus.  At Iowa State University he served as a department chair for six and a half years and he was Director of the School of Education for 18 months in addition to his faculty assignment.  In a career that has spanned nearly 47 years, he has 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 275 publications, including 33 books and monographs, 80 book chapters, and over 110 articles.  Recent books and monographs of his include Student Services:  A Handbook for the Profession (6th ed.) with Susan Jones and Vasti Torres,  Assessment in Student Affairs (2nd ed.) (with Patrick Biddix, Laura Dean and Jillian Kinzie [2016]), New Directions for Student Services, 1997-2015:  Glancing Back, Looking Forward with Elizabeth Whitt (2015), Advising student groups and organizations (2nd ed.) with Norbert Dunkel and Nancy Chrystal-Green (2014), and One size does not fit all:  Traditional and innovative models of student affairs practice (2nd ed.) (2013) with Kathy Manning and Jillian Kinzie.

He served on the editorial team of the New Directions for Student Services Sourcebook Series from 1997-2016.  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 over 300 presentations and speeches to campus-based, regional, national, and international meetings.  He has served as a consultant to more than 90 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 Lifetime Achievement Award and 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 an emeritus member and past president of the Iowa Academy of Education.  The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International presented Schuh with several awards, including the S. Earl Thompson Award in 1999 for his contributions to the campus field.

He has received a number of institutional awards including the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, his undergraduate alma mater.  He also is an honorary member of the Residence Hall Alumni Association at Indiana University, an honorary member of Order of Omega at Wichita State University where the Student Government Association honored him as Administrator of the Year.  He received numerous institutional awards at Iowa State University including the Alumni Association Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award, the Thomas B. Thielen Award for Support for the Division of Student Affairs and was named an Honorary Alumnus of Iowa State University, the highest award the university bestows on a person who has not graduated from ISU.

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 Fulbright specialists’ assignment in South Africa in 2012. From 2013-2016 he was a member 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, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.