Named Distinguished Professor of Education by Penn State in March 2014.
Appointed by the Harvard Board of Overseers as Visiting Scholar in Maternal and Child Health in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts; in residence at the Harvard Injury Prevention Research Center during 1988–89 academic year.
Chapters contributed with R.M. Baker (“Sampling strategies and power analysis) and T. Chermack (“Using research journals and data bases”) to Research in Organizations: Foundations and Methods of Inquiry: Foundations and methods of inquiry. (R.A. Swanson & E.F. Holton III, editors, San Francisco: Berrett–Koehler, 2005) which won 2005 Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.
University Council Visiting Scholar for 1996–97 awarded by the University Council for Workforce Education & Development for “outstanding contributions as a scholar in the field of vocational and technical education.”
Outstanding Graduate of the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Awarded at University commencement exercise, 1995.
Leo D. Doherty Award from the Northeastern Educational Research Association for “outstanding leadership and service,” 1993.
Silver Anniversary Award from Center on Education and Training for Employment at The Ohio State University for “outstanding contributions to the field of education and training for employment,” 1990.
Service Recognition Award from the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators for service as Editor of the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 1984–1986.
Distinguished Paper for 1987 awarded by the Northeastern Educational Research Association.
Outstanding Service Award by National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, 1986.
Distinguished Scholar for 1986 Invitational Theory–to–Practice Symposium sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award presented by Technology Teacher Education Council and Harold Silvius Foundation, 1986.
Outstanding Researcher for 1982 presented by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators.
Outstanding Research Manuscript in the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 1982.
Outstanding Research Paper for 1981 presented by the American Vocational Education Research Association.
Outstanding Conceptual Manuscript in the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 1981.
U.S. Office of Education Research Fellow in doctoral fellowship program, “Preparing Researchers in Vocational Education,” 1970–1973.