[source: Roger Hiemstra]
Currently, Phyllis Cunningham is Presidential Teaching Professor at
Source of birth date:
1950-1956--Nurse Administrator (University Hospitals of
1956-1958--Volunteer Staff Developer and Administrator, Pioneer Girls
1958-1961--Volunteer Staff Developer and Administrator, Pioneer Girls (Southwest)
1961-1965--Volunteer Staff Developer and Administrator, Pioneer Girls (West Coast)
1972-1974--Assistant Project Director, National Study of Cost Benefit
Relationships in Adult Education
1974-1976--Director, Study Unlimited, and Dean, Center for Open Learning,
City Colleges of
1976-1977--Graduate Studies in Adult Continuing Education, Assistant Professor Northern Illinois University)
1976-1980--Associate Project Director, Regional Adult Education Services
1977-1982--Associate Professor (Northern
1982- Present--Professor, Graduate Studies in Adult Education
1986- Present--Assistant to the chair, Leadership and Educational Policy
Studies Department (
1980-1988--Project Director, Regional Adult Education Service Centers (Northern
1996-1997--Project Director, Bottom up Leadership Development through Participatory Research and Study Circles, Urban Community Service Program, Department of Education
Robert M. Smith
[Source: Roger Hiemstra]
1982--Outstanding Adult Educators Award, American Association of Adult Continuing
1988--Honorary Professor, Shanghai Second Institute of Education,
1989--Outstanding Service Award, American Association
of Adult Continuing Education,
1990--John Ranton McIntosh Visiting Scholar Award,
1993--Top ten Graduate Teaching Excellence Award,
Leadership and Policy Studies Department,
1994-1998--Presidential Teaching Professor Award, Northern
1995--Outstanding Service and Dedication to
Latino(a) and African American Students in Adult
Continuing Education, Northern
1996--Phyllis M. Cunningham Annual Award for Research for Social Justice; Established in the Adult Education Research Conference
(With Robert M. Smith, co-editors). Adult Education: Journal of Theory and Research, Quarterly, Adult Education Association, Washington, D.C., 1979-1982, 20 issues.
A Response to the North-South Dialog. International Task Force of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education, October, 1983, 14 pages.
Popular Education in
Participatory Formation in Adult Education. A Bulletin of the Participatory Formation Network, International Council for Adult Education, Leadership and Education Policy Studies Department, DeKalb, IL, 1987-1992.
Adult Education and Social
Responsibility. Ethics and the Adult Educator, Ralph Brockett
(With Edwin Hamilton, co-authored). Community
Based Adult Education. Handbook of Adult Continuing
Education. S. Merriam and
(With John Ohliger, co-editors).
Radical Thinking in Adult Education.
Making a More Significant Impact on Society. Fulfilling the Promise of Adult Continuing Education. Allan Quigley (ed). New Directions in Continuing Education, No. 44, Winter, 1989, 33-45.
(With Sharan Merriam, co-editors).
Handbook of Adult Continuing Education.
(With Trudy Pyeciphs and Jack Mezirow). The Legacy of Myles Horton. Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 14:3, 1990, 151-158.
Learning From the Metis
The Practice of Peace Studies in Adult Education. Adult Learning, American Association of Adult Continuing Education, Washington, DC, Vol. 3, No.1, September, 1991, 15-16, 27.
(With Sue Collard, Michael Collins, and Michael
the Text Together: Toward a Critical Practice of Adult Education.
Proceedings, Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education,
Making Spaces: Recruiting African Americans and
Afrocentrism in an Eurocentric
University. National Council for Black Studies,
Education Research Conference,
From Freire to Feminism: The North American Experience with Critical Pedagogy. Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 3, 1992, 180-191.
Lets Get Real: A Critical Look at the Practice of Adult Education. Mountain Plains Adult Education Journal, Vol.22, No. 1, Fall, 1993, 3-15.
The Politics of Workers Education: Preparing Workers to Sleep with the Enemy. Adult Learning, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1993, 13-14, 24.
University Continuing Educators Should Be Social Activists. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education. Vol. XVIII, No. 2, 1993, 9-17.
The Two Faces of Literacy. (A keynote speech read at the Michigan State Literary Conference, September 20, 1993). Literacy Networks: A Journal of Literacy Providers, Vol. 1, No. 1, October, 1994, 1-9.
Community Education and Community
Development. International Encyclopedia of
Education, Second Edition, Husen, T. and
Postlewaite, T. (Eds.).
Organic Intellectuals of the State and Political Struggles
in the University. Proceedings: International Conference on Educating
the Adult Educator: Role of the University, Commonwealth Conference,
When is Participation-Participation: A Study
of Power Relationships. Lecture Series: Adult Education in Contemporary
Being Socially Responsible in Work and Education. University Colloquium, 7th Annual Distinguished Visiting Professor of Adult Education, University of Alaska, June 27, 1996, 15 pages.
Race, Gender, Class and the Practice of Adult Education
The Social Dimension of Transformative Learning. PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning, (7) 1998, 15-28.
Education and Learning in the Real World: A Sociology of Adult Education. Handbook of Adult Education. A. Wilson and B. Hayes (Eds.), (2000).
See also her Hall of Fame induction material.