ACTE Announces Nebraska Associate Professor of Practice as National Award Finalist


September 20, 2022 

Contact: Dominique Frascoia 


ACTE Announces Nebraska Associate Professor of Practice as National Award Finalist 


ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Eric Knoll, Associate Professor of Practice at University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the 2022 ACTE Region V Postsecondary Educator of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities. 


Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and his master’s degree in Vocational Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was the District Curriculum Specialist for the Skilled and Technical Sciences program in the Lincoln Public School system for 7 years. Additionally, he taught Industrial Technology for 24 years at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska before serving at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Practice in charge of the Skilled and Technical Sciences Teaching Option. The STS teaching option is a 2+2 program where the students gain 60 credits towards this bachelor’s degree program at the community college and combine those with 60 credit hours earned at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Eric serves as the advisor and coordinator for this unique teacher preparation program 


Knoll is one of five finalists for the 2023 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on November 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage. 



About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.