At the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges, professor Sam Potolicchio is scheduled to receive the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award.
The award—named after a famed educational researcher—is given annually to graduate students who demonstrate a promising future in higher education.
Potolicchio, who has both a B.A. and M.A. from Georgetown, in addition to an M.T.S. from Harvard University, is expected to earn a Ph.D. in American Government this year. He teaches classes on American politics and constitutional law at Georgetown.
Each week he speaks as a lecturer at the Library of Congress as part of the Open World Leadership program.
Not only has Potolicchio been a professor in higher education, but he has also been an elementary teacher and high school administrator.
Potolicchio will receive his award during the late January conference in San Francisco.