H. Rutherford Turnbull III

Title:  Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Company:  University of Kansas

Location:  Lawrence, KS United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Recipient National Leadership Award National Association Private Residential Resources (1988)
  • International Council For Exceptional Children, 1996; American Association on Mental Retardation (1997)
  • Recipient, Century Award, National Trust for Historical Preservation in Mental Retardation (1999)
  • Recipient, National Advisory Award, American Music Therapy Association (2002)
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, Camphill Association of North America (2004)
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, The Arc of the US (2004)
  • Recipient, Gene A. Budig Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, University of Kansas (2005)
  • Recipient, National Award, Advocacy Positive Supports Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (2005)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award, School of Education, Kansas University (2005)
  • Recipient, Burton Blatt Award, Council for Exceptional Children (2006)
  • Recipient, J.E.W. Wallin Award for Lifetime Meritorious Service, Council for Exceptional Children (2011)
  • Named National Educator of the Year, The Arc of the U.S. (1982)
  • Public Policy Fellow Joseph P. Kennedy, Junior Foundation (1987-1988)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2013)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-1997, 2004-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-2011, 2014-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2007, 2009-2012)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2005, 2007-2011)


  • LLM, Harvard University
  • LLB with Honors, University Maryland
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University
  • Graduate with Academic Honors, Kent School, Kent, CT

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