Founders Awards for Excellence

2009 University Award for
Excellence in Community Outreach

« Back to 2009 Recipients

Andrew Kersten

Andrew Kersten Professor, Social Change and Development

This award recognizes Andrew Kersten’s extensive outreach initiatives, particularly in developing exhibits and educational programs for both the National Railroad Museum and the Neville Public Museum. Kersten’s students can expect to be involved in projects from start to finish — from comprehensive planning to post- evaluation — benefiting both the University and its community. “Few have brought the academic University to the public sphere as consistently and successfully as Professor Kersten,” said an off-campus colleague. “His influence on two of the region’s largest historical institutions is profound.”

Kersten has collaborated widely with local historians and educators on continuing-education programs and the enhancement of K-12 learning including the Northeastern Wisconsin Teaching American History Program.

« Back to 2009 Recipients