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John E. Dolibois Faculty Award for Innovation in Global Programming

Among his many accomplishments, John E. Dolibois former Vice President for University Relations helped to establish Miami’s first study abroad program in Luxembourg in 1968. Upon retiring from his 34 year career at Miami, he was appointed the United States ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (1981-1985). In 1987, the Luxembourg center was renamed the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center. This award honors his memory and will be announced annually in November during International Education Week.

Past Award Recipients


  • Dr. Jim Friedman, White Family Associate Clinical Professor & Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship


  • Dr. David Shrider, Associate Professor of Finance, Director of Global Business Initiatives (awarded posthumously)


No award due to COVID-19


  • Dr. Martha E. Castañeda, Professor of Foreign Language Education, Department of Teacher Education*


  • Dr. Sooun Lee, Professor of Information Systems and Analytics


  • Dr. James Shiveley, Condit Professor, Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry


  • Dr. Jeong-Hoi Koo, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Ms. Nohelia Rojas-Miesse, Senior Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Macmillan Hall
Contact Information

Global Initiatives

214 MacMillan Hall
531 E Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-8600 513-529-8608 fax