Ekkehard F.R. Stiller was presented the Ordre pour la Merite du Grand Duche de Luxembourg as Commandeur in recognition of his commitment and contributions to Luxembourg's academic and cultural life.
Stiller is dean and professor of economics at the Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg.
The award ceremony was held Dec. 3 at the Ministry of Higher Education, Culture and Research in Luxembourg. Those attending included Octavie Modert, Secretary of State for Higher Education, Culture and Research; Dean Stiller's wife, Renate; other family members and colleagues; and Ambassador Carlo Krieger (Miami '81), Luxembourg's ambassador to China.
Stiller has been MUDEC dean since 1989. He has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2008-2009 academic year.