Norton honored with 2017 AEE Distinguished Researcher Award

Christine Norton
Christine Norton

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
August 22, 2017

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) has named Christine Norton, associate professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State University, recipient of the 2017 AEE Distinguished Researcher Award.

Norton is just the seventh recipient of the award, which will be presented to her in November during the 2017 AEE International Conference in Montreal.

The AEE Distinguished Researcher Award honors the value of research in both academic and applied contexts. It recognizes the role that long-term and productive research efforts provide to the field of experiential education. Award nominees must have a minimum of 10 years involvement in research activities and demonstrate a record of exemplary research productivity and visibility in the fields of experiential education.

Nominees must be current members of AEE and are evaluated on the following criteria: The importance of their research contributions; continuity of research involvement; diversity of publication and presentation outlets, particularly those that are refereed; creative and innovative impacts to research within the experiential education community; and presence of awards, keynotes and grants that speak to a research presence.

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