Dr. Jim Berger, professor of adult education in WKU’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research was recently recognized with the President’s Appreciation Award from the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education.
Dr. Berger was recognized for his outstanding service as Treasurer of AAACE the last three years. “The award is only given periodically,” Dr. Berger said, “so it is a great honor. I’m pleased and humbled to be nominated and to have received this award.”
AAACE is the field’s premier association for adult and continuing educators and is made up of professionals from around the world. Each year, around 400 members gather at their annual conference. This year, the conference was held in Charleston, SC and hosted members from across North America and internationally.
At the same conference Dr. Berger served as an invited panelist during the opening session of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education. In the session, titled “Focus on Mission, Money, and Strategy to Strengthen Adult Education Graduation Programs,” Dr. Berger and colleagues discussed pathways for supporting and enhancing the field of adult education at the university level.
Dr. Berger also serves as editor of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, published by the Commission on Adult Basic Education.
EALR congrates Dr. Berger on all of his accomplishments!