Member Since: 1997
Alexander W. Astin is Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. Astin has received the Award for Outstanding Research and the Extended Research Award from the American Association for Counseling and Development, the E. F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association, and the Research Achievement Award, The Mentoring Award, and the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. His publications include Four Critical Years, Minorities in American Higher Education, Assessment for Excellence, What Matters in College?, Mindworks, Cultivating the Spirit and Are You Smart Enough? He has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees.