Associate Professor Chad Hoggan Receives Cyril O. Houle Award for Book on Transformational Learning in Community Colleges

Several copies of Transformational Learning in Community Colleges: Charting a Course for Academic and Personal Success, a new book co-authored by Chad Hoggan, Ed.D.

A book co-authored by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Chad Hoggan, Ed.D., has been awarded the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education’s 2020 Cyril O. Houle Award.

The award, which was established in 1981 in honor of University of Chicago Professor of Adult Education Cyril O. Houle, is awarded annually to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to literature in adult education.

Hoggan received the award, along with consultant Bill Browning, for their 2019 book Transformational Learning in Community Colleges: Charting a Course for Academic and Personal Success.

“The Cyril O. Houle Award is a tremendous honor. When I look at the list of previous recipients, it’s like a who’s who of my academic heroes in adult education,” Hoggan said.

Published by Harvard Education Press, Transformational Learning in Community Colleges details the social and emotional changes that nontraditional and historically underserved students face when they enter a community college. It argues that institutions will experience increases in student success if they pay closer attention to the transformative learning needs of those students.

The book was one of 18 selected for the Chronicle of Higher Education’slist of Selected New Books on Higher Education for 2019.

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