- Distinguished Service Medal (2012)
- Retirement Reception
- Presenter: Sandra R. Patterson-Randles
Dr. Atnip served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at IU Southeast until his retirement in September of 2012. He was responsible for the quality, development, coordination, and promotion of all academic and non-credit programs and courses. He was also responsible for faculty personnel matters, for periodic review of academic programs, and for assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness. He oversaw the development and use of learning resources, including the library. Along with the associate vice chancellor and the dean for research, he developed programs to improve teaching and learning, to encourage and support faculty research and creative work, and to promote the cultural and intellectual growth of the academic community.
Dr. Atnip is also Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He served IU Southeast since 1975 in several capacities including Dean of Social Sciences, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and Assistant and Associate Professor of Psychology.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Atnip earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Stetson University in Florida and his Master of Arts and Ph.D degrees in Experimental Psychology from The Ohio State University. His primary areas of research are in learning and memory, experimental analysis of behavior, and the history of psychology.
In addition to serving IU Southeast, Dr. Atnip has served Indiana University as co-chair of the IU Academic Leadership Council and chair of the Strategic Directions Academic Mission Subcommittee. His local involvements include the presidency of Floyd County Youth Services Bureau Advisory Board and the Chairmanship of the Kentuckiana Metroversity Academic Council.