Anita Tucker, associate professor of social work, has received the 2016 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Association for Experiential Education. The award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary research productivity and visibility in the field of experiential education for at least 10 years.
Tucker was nominated for her broad and diverse research contributions, including investigation into the effectiveness of adventure and wilderness therapy programs. Her work has informed and influenced practice through multiple organizations, including AEE, the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council and the National Association for Therapeutic Schools and Programs.
She serves on the editorial advisory panel for the Journal of Experiential Education and is a member of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Cooperative.
USA Today and College Factual recently named the University of New Hampshire as one of the top 10 U.S. colleges at which to study social work. Article