Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

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School of Engineering and Technology Honors Donor and Alumnus Dr. Chris Stout with the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award

April 13, 2016

Chris Stout

Chris Stout

The School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis announced today that Dr. Chris E. Stout has been honored with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award. The university presented the annual award to generous benefactors today at the 2016 Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

The Spirit of Philanthropy Award has been presented for 27 years to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the academic and cultural well-being of IUPUI and its faculty, staff and students through generous donations, volunteerism and other notable contributions.

Schools and units on the IUPUI campus select corporations, foundations and individuals as award recipients. The School selected Dr. Stout for this year’s award in recognition of his generosity as a donor and as a supportive alumnus. Stout has endowed a scholarship at the School for students conducting research, service or international projects.

“Chris is a great supporter of the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, and we are delighted to acknowledge him with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award," said David J. Russomanno, dean of the School of Engineering and Technology.

Stout, a licensed clinical psychologist, is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, which was ranked as a Top Healthcare Nonprofit by in 2011-14. His humanitarian activities include going on international missions with the Flying Doctors of America; War Child in Russia; having worked with the Kovler Center (for Refugee Survivors of Torture), Amnesty International, RWJ Foundation, the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, and Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Via his philanthropic work, Stout has founded a kindergarten for AIDS orphaned children in Tanzania.

He also was a delegate at the State of the World Forum in Belfast. He is a signatory to the UN’s 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He is the inventor of the “52 Ways to Change the World” card deck. He is listed in Fast Co.’s Global Fast 50 nominees and in TED Conferences Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who, 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.”

Dr. Stout holds the distinction of being one of only 100 world-wide leaders appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow 2000 – joining the ranks of Tony Blair, Jody Foster, Bill Gates, R. J. Rowling, and Lance Armstrong. He also is Vice President of the Department of Research and Data Analytics for a national sports and rehabilitation medicine organization.

He also produced the critically acclaimed four-volume set “The Psychology of Terrorism” and more recently, the highly praised and award–winning, three-volume set, “The New Humanitarians,” and is an Best Selling Author (reaching a No. 5 ranking). Additionally, Dr. Stout has published or presented over 300 papers and 35 books on various topics in psychology, including the popular “Evidence-Based Practice” (Wiley & Sons, 2005, with R. Hayes). His works have been translated into eight languages. He has lectured across the nation and internationally in over 20 countries, and visited six continents and over 90 countries.

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