For Outstanding Contribution to Research in the Field of Cooperative Education and Internships
Dr. Karsten E. Zegwaard
Karsten Zegwaard is Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters in Science (Technology) (Hons), and a PhD in science.
Karsten is Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, co-editor of the International Handbook on Cooperative and Work-integrated Education, vice-president of New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, board member of the World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE), and Vice-Chair (Oceania) of the WACE International Research Committee. In 2013, he was the recipient of the CEIA Ralph W. Tyler Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Research, and in 2015, the recipient of WACE Donald McLaren Academic Award for Professional Achievement in Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education.
About the Award
James W. Wilson was the Asa S. Knowles Professor of Cooperative Education and Director of Northeastern’s Cooperative Education Research Center for many years. In 1987, he co-authored a comprehensive book about cooperative education, Cooperative Education in a New Era, as well as numerous other books and articles. He edited the Journal of Cooperative Education, and for many years conducted annual surveys of co-op programs in the USA. He arguably was the most prominent researcher in cooperative education in the second half of the last century.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion and advocacy of research activity in cooperative education. The award is not given every year. The award is competitively determined and is intended to recognize longstanding contributions to the field both by participating in research activity and providing leadership for others. The winner will be honored at the CEIA annual conference.