Ness Book Award Winners

2020: Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order by Joy Ann Williamson-Lott; Teachers College Press

2019: The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux by Cathy N. Davidson; Basic Books

2018: Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work by Matthew T. Hora with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson; Harvard Education Press

2017: The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice, edited by Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson; University of Chicago Press 

2016: Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth; Yale University Press

2014: Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by José Antonio Bowen; Jossey-Bass

2013: Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, and Jonathan R. Dolle; Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

2012: Why Choose the Liberal Arts? by Mark W. Roche; University of Notre Dame Press

2009: Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting The Class Divide in American Education by Peter Sacks; University of California Press

2008: Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More by Derek Bok; Princeton University Press

2007: Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money by James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield; University of Virginia Press

2005: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi; Random House, Inc.

2002: Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past by Sam Wineburg; Temple University Press

1999: Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Educationby by Martha C. Nussbaum; Harvard University Press

1998: A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned by Jane Tompkins; Addison Wesley Publishing Company

1997: Idealism and Liberal Education by James O. Freedman; University of Michigan Press

1995: Beyond Utility: Liberal Education for a Technological Age by Athanasios Moulakis; University of Missouri Press

1994: Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts can Revitalize American Education by Gerald Graff; W.W. Norton

1993: Undergraduate Education: Goals and Means by Rudolph H. Weingartner; ACE-Oryx Press

1992: Liberal Education: Critical Essays on Professions, Pedagogy and Structureby by Frederick S. Weaver; Teachers College Press, Columbia University

1991: Transforming Knowledge by Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich; Temple University Press