Troyer Steele Anderson Prize Recipients
The Anderson Prize is awarded on a regular basis to the person whom Council considers to have made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of the purposes of the Association. The prize was established by a bequest from Frank Maloy Anderson (1871–1961), a diplomatic and constitutional historian and a life member of the AHA, in honor of the memory of his son, a historian and public servant.
2016 Anderson Prize
Daniel J. McInerney, Utah State Univ.
The American Historical Association is pleased to award the 2016 Troyer Steele Anderson Prize to Daniel McInerney for his tireless efforts to keep the AHA at the center of collective, nationwide discussions of history curricula in the midst of major changes to higher education. Dan played an essential role in Tuning—a multi-year, faculty-led project to articulate the disciplinary core of a field of study and the skills each student should come away with at the completion of their degree. A leader in this important and growing educational reform movement, Dan sees Tuning as a way for the AHA “to project historians’ values” before a wide range of audiences in and beyond the world of higher education. His extensive travel and numerous speaking engagements on behalf of Tuning helped to position the AHA, and the community of historians at large, as leaders in curricular issues that many of us hadn’t heard of a mere five years ago.