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Hughey, Basham named 2016 inductees into WKU Libraries Open Access Hall of Fame

Dr. Aaron Hughey and Cortney Basham are the 2016 inductees into the WKU Libraries Open Access Hall of Fame.

openaccess-logo“We want to acknowledge both faculty and students who have enhanced the works in TopSCHOLAR®, the Research and Creative Activity Database of WKU,” said Deana Groves, Department Head of Library Technical Services at WKU. “Dr. Hughey’s and Cort Basham’s scholarly achievements have drawn thousands of researchers from around the world with downloads through this quality open access platform.”

Aaron Hughey

Dr. Aaron Hughey

Dr. Hughey is a professor of Counseling and Student Affairs, and consults on management, team dynamics and process controls. He has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, and his works on TopSCHOLAR® have been downloaded more than 27,000 times from 143 countries. His most requested article, “Leadership in Higher Education – Its Evolution and Potential: A Unique Role Facing Critical Challenges,” has been downloaded nearly 5,000 times since 2007. Dr. Hughey completed his EdD in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University in 1988 and joined the faculty of WKU in 1988.

Cortney Basham

Cortney Basham

Basham is being honored in the Student Research category for his thesis Hal Lindsey’s The Late Great Planet Earth and the Rise of Popular Premillennialism in the 1970s. His advisors were Dr. Anthony Harkins, Dr. Patricia Minter and Dr. Lawrence Snyder. Basham teaches in WKU’s Interdisciplinary Studies program. His thesis on popular American “end times” theology and the social climate of the 1970s was completed in fulfillment for a Master of Arts in History in 2012. It was the most downloaded thesis in 2015, and has been downloaded more than 9,000 times since 2012.

The Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 in Helm Library, Room 100. Everyone is invited to attend. For information about TopSCHOLAR® go to http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ or contact Todd Seguin, scholarly communication specialist, at (270) 745-6160.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 991-7585 or jennifer.wilson@wku.edu

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