Rita Kohn

Title: Writing Educator (Retired)

Location: Indianapolis, IN United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Honoree, Communicator of the Year (2013)
  • Recipient, Honorable Mention Award (2012)
  • Honoree, First Place in Nonfiction, Women’s Press Club of Indiana, National Federation of Press Women (2011)
  • Recipient, Best Nonfiction Award, Society of Professional Journalists (2008)
  • Recipient, The Sagamore of the Wabash, State of Indiana (2004)
  • Recipient, Regional Emmy Award, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, NATAS (2003)
  • Honoree, Alumni Hall of Fame, College of Education, Illinois State University (2003)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grantee, Indiana Humanities Council (2001)
  • Recipient, Individual Artist Award, Indiana Arts Commission, National Endowment for Arts (2000)
  • Recipient, Spirit of Philanthropy Award, IUPUI (1996)
  • Recipient, Mitzvah Award, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (1996)
  • Recipient, Theatre Award, Emerging America Festival (1984)
  • Research Grantee, Land Salzburg (1982)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2004, 2009, 2013-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2003, 2006-2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008)


  • Master of Science, Illinois State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Buffalo State, The State University of New York, Summa Cum Laude

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