The ACPA Contribution to Knowledge Award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions to the student affairs profession’s body of knowledge through published research (empirical, theoretical, applied), films, speeches, or other forms of scholarly outlets that significantly advance understanding of college students, campus environments, institutions of higher education, and student affairs practice. Recipients should be established scholars or practitioner-scholars who have demonstrated a significant impact upon the knowledge base in student affairs and higher education.

Award Criteria

  • Evidence of a body of work that significantly impacts and advances the field
  • Evidence of sustained reputation as a thought leader and scholar in the field
  • Evidence of a scholarly record that is recognized and used by other scholars and scholar-practitioners
  • Demonstrated commitment to ACPA

Required Documentation

  • Letter of nomination that articulates how the individual meets the criteria for the award and includes the nominee's name, email address, and telephone number
  • A minimum of two to three supporting letters from other scholars and leaders in the field
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vita

Nomination Information

  • The deadline to nominate has passed, please check back for information on the 2022 Award process in Fall 2021.

2021 Recipient

D-L Stewart
Colorado State University