February 21, 2012
Conrad Named Vilas Professor
WISCAPE Faculty Affiliate Clifton Conrad has been appointed a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, one of the university’s most noteworthy professorships.
Funded by the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Estate in honor of the former UW regent and U.S. senator, the professorships are granted to those who demonstrate significant scholarly achievement and advancement of learning. In addition to achievements in teaching and service, individuals receiving this honor must have contributed significantly to the research mission of the university and be widely recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of their research.
Conrad, a professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, was recognized for more than three decades of scholarly contributions. His achievements include a forthcoming book, Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: A College Education for the 21st Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), which represents the culmination of his enduring interest in and research on undergraduate education.
In addition, Conrad was recognized for 30 years of service as a consultant and expert witness for the Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education in cases involving racial and gender segregation in higher education.