- School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award (1998)
- School of Education
M.S. 1974, Ed.D. 1986
BIOGRAPHYJoan Kowal is a former school superintendent, having led school in California, Florida, and Missouri. She currently works as an education consultant.
She attended Marquette University for her undergraduate education and has a master's degree and a doctorate in education from Indiana University. She received the IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998.