Allan Dittmer, University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Awards
An initial endowment of $9 million funded the awards, which have drawn nominations from around the world.
Allan Dittmer, Ph.D., has been the executive director of the Grawemeyer Awards since 2005. Dittmer has been at U of L for more than 20 years.
In addition to leading the Grawemeyer Awards program, Dittmer is a professor in the university's Department of Teaching and Learning. He is also chair of the Center for Environmental Education at U of L's Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development.
A well-published scholar, Dr. Dittmer's work includes The Power of Ideas, Volume II: The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards" (Butler Books).
He is involved with a variety of collegiate, professional, and civic organizations.
Dr. Dittmer is married to wife Jacquelene and has three adult children.
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- Behind-the-scenes at the Louisville Ballet for the new rendition of "The Brown-Forman Nutcracker"; Versailles artist Alexa King, sculptor of the legendary horse Barbaro at Churchill Downs; the internationally-acclaimed Grawemeyer Awards at the University of Louisville; and the comedic genius behind Comedy Caravan, where Louisvillians have laughed for more than 20 years. (#410)