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Carole Ames Named Distinguished Woman Scholar


Purdue alumna, Carole Ames, (PhD ‘76) Psychological Sciences, was recently awarded a Distinguished Women Scholars Award from the Purdue University Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.  Ames is dean emeritus and emeritus professor of educational psychology of the College of Education at Michigan State University.

According to Dean Maryann Santos, of the Purdue College of Education, “I have long admired Carole as both a leader in our field of educational psychology as well as a leader among deans in the Big Ten and nationwide.  Her career represents a hallmark of achievement and I am pleased to have one of our alumnae recognized with this prestigious award.”.”

Before arriving at MSU in 1993, Ames was the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois.  She was known as a leading scholar on the development of social and academic motivation.  Ames served as dean of the College of Education at MSU for 19 years and, when she retired, Ames was the longest serving dean at the university.

Congratulations, Carole!