Dr. Yvonna Lincoln Receives Distinguished Professor Medal of Honor


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: January 23, 2015

Dr. Yvonna Lincoln, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational & Human Resource Development, was awarded a Distinguished Professor Medal of Honor by the Office of the Dean of Faculties at Texas A&M University.

In 2013, Provost Karan Watson endorsed a recommendation from the Executive Committee of Distinguished Professors to create a medal recognizing the recipients for this significant university honor. A former student provided funding for the project and, in April 2014, the first medals were presented to the newest University Distinguished Professors.

Currently, the honor is bestowed upon faculty members who have caused a substantial leap forward in their respective disciplines and who are considered pre-eminent in their fields.

“This Medal of Honor is in recognition of Dr. Lincoln’s outstanding contribution to academia,” Dr. Fredrick Nafukho. “As a department, we are very fortunate to have Dr. Lincoln on our faculty. She is a model for her graduate students and colleagues alike.”

Dr. Lincoln, professor of higher education administration, was also named the 2014 recipient of the Texas A&M University Women Former Students’ Network Eminent Scholar Award. As a leader in the field of naturalistic inquiry and qualitative studies, she is one of the most cited scholars in the world, with over 100,000 citations in her name.