AERA Announces 2022 Education Research Laureates

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Newswise—Washington, April 8, 2022—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2022 Awards for Excellence in Educational Research.

“We are thrilled to honor these exemplary individuals for their outstanding achievements in advancing educational research,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “Their cutting-edge scholarship and tireless support of the field of educational research are making a difference in the lives of students, educators, and others.”

AERA will honor the winners at an awards ceremony during the 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT at the San Diego Convention Center.

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in Education

Recipient: William H. Schmidt (Michigan State University)

The Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in Education is the primary recognition of outstanding achievement and success in the field of educational research. It is designed to publicize, motivate, encourage and suggest models of educational research at its best.

Public Service Achievement Award

Recipient: Peggy G. Carr (National Center for Education Statistics)

This award is given annually in recognition of an individual who has worked to adopt or implement policies that are grounded in educational research, or who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for research in education.

Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Educational Research

Recipient: Anya Kamenetz (National Public Radio)

This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the communication of results, research organizations or scholarship in the field of educational research in any medium of public communication. The award honors a media professional whose work exemplifies the promotion of a broader view of the value of educational research to society.

Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award

Recipients: Drew H. Gitomer (Rutgers University), José Felípe Martinez (University of California, Los Angeles), Dan Battey (Rutgers University) and Nora E. Hyland (Rutgers University)

“Assessing Assessment: Evidence of Reliability and Validity in the edTPA” American Journal of Educational ResearchVolume 58, Number 5, February 2021.

This award recognizes the lifetime achievements of Palmer O. Johnson as a dedicated educator and for his pioneering work in educational research and methodology. The prize is awarded for an outstanding article published in AERA openthe American Journal of Educational Research, Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education researcheror the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

Research Award Review

Recipient: Christa J. Porter (Kent State University) and Janice A. Byrd (Pennsylvania State University)

“Understanding Developmental Influences on the Achievement of Black Women in American Colleges: A Literature Synthesis” Education Research ReviewVolume 91, Number 6, December 2021

This award is given in recognition of an outstanding review of a research article published in the Education Research Review or the Education Research Review.

Outstanding Book Award

Recipient: Jarvis Givens (Harvard University)

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

The Outstanding Book Award was created to recognize and honor the best publication of the year in the field of educational research and development.

EF Lindquist Award

Recipient: Daniel M. Koretz (Harvard University)

This award is presented jointly by AERA and ACT in recognition of outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of test and measurement. The award aims to recognize a body of research of an empirical, theoretical or integrative nature rather than a single study.

Early Career Award

Recipient: Nelson Flores (University of Pennsylvania)

Established to honor a person at the start of their career no later than 10 years after obtaining the doctorate, this award is granted for studies in any field of educational research.

Social Justice in Education Award

Recipient: Tyrone C. Howard (University of California, Los Angeles)

Established in 2004, the Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through educational research and who has exemplified the goal of linking educational research to social justice.

Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Gender Equity in Education

Recipient: Kimberly A. Scott (Arizona State University)

Established in 2006, the Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Gender Equity in Education recognizes individuals for distinguished research, professional practice and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/or sexuality at all levels of the educational community.

Award for Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Oriented Research

Recipient: Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn (University of Washington, Tacoma)

This award is given to one or more education researchers in recognition of collaborative projects between researchers and practitioners that have had lasting and observable effects on the contexts of practice.

Award for Excellence in Education Public Communication Research

Recipient: Matthew A. Kraft (Brown University)

This award honors researchers who are exemplary in their ability to communicate the importance of educational research to the general public, including the education communities. It recognizes scholars who have excelled in communicating important findings and research to a wide audience and who have demonstrated their ability to deepen understanding and appreciation of the value of educational research in the public sphere.

Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award

Recipient: Krystal L. Williams (University of Georgia)

Presented to a top researcher, usually 20 years or more after obtaining the doctorate, this award aims to recognize (a) researchers who have made a significant contribution to the understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minority populations, and (b) minority scholars who have made significant contributions to educational research and development.

Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Scholarship

Recipient: Sonya Douglass Horsford (Teachers College)

Presented to a mid-career researcher who has passed the first level of professional appointment and for whom 10 years or more have passed since obtaining the doctorate, this award is intended to recognize (a) researchers who have made significant contributions understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minority populations, and (b) minority scholars who have made significant contributions to educational research and development.

2022 Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award

Recipient: Alfredo J. Artiles (Stanford University)

Awarded to a researcher who is in the first decade of their career after obtaining a doctorate, this award aims to recognize (a) researchers who have made a significant contribution to the understanding of problems that disproportionately affect minority populations, and (b) minority scholars who have made significant contributions to educational research and development.

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