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National Middle School Association Honors Tom Erb '67

National Middle School Association Honors Tom Erb '67

November 28, 2008

Tom Erb 2007.jpgNovember 28, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Thomas O. Erb, a 1967 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the National Middle School Association's John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service. The honor, the highest award given by NMS, recogizes an individual who has demonstrated a level of service, integrity, and leadership in middle level education.

Dr. Erb, professor emeritus of curriculum & teaching at the University of Kansas, served as Elizabeth P. Allen University Distinguished Professor of Education Studies at DePauw in 2005-06. He served as editor of Middle School Journal for the past 14 years, and has published articles, books, monographs, book reviews, and research reports that number into the hundreds. He has conducted more than 200 consultancies and workshops. He was a key player in three of the annual China-United States conferences held in Beijing.

Asbury Hall Fall 2007.jpgThe Kansas Association for Middle Level Education previously awarded Erb -- who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from DePauw -- its Michael James Award for Distinguished Service, and the association has named its award for the best teaming situation as the Thomas O. Erb Award.

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Tom Erb has written columns about former DePauw professors Raymond Pence and Clifton Phillips.