The nomination period for the 2016 AERA Awards has closed
AERA's Awards Program is one of the most prominent ways for education researchers to recognize and honor the outstanding scholarship and service of their peers. Recipients of AERA awards are announced and recognized during the Annual Awards Luncheon. A Call for Nominations for AERA Awards is published each summer in Highlights and also appears on the AERA website. Nominations are generally due in the fall. For a list of members currently serving on each of AERA’s award committees, or additional information about each award, click here for award committee rosters.
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Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award
Recipient: Michelene Chi (Arizona State University)
The Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award is the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. It is designed to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for education research at its best.
Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award
Recipient: James Anderson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
This award is in recognition of the lifelong achievement of Palmer O. Johnson as a dedicated educator, and further in recognition of his pioneer work in educational research and methodology. The award is given for an outstanding article appearing in an AERA-sponsored publication.
E. F. Lindquist Award
Recipient: Jamal Abedi (University of California, Davis)
This award is presented jointly by AERA and ACT in recognition of outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of testing and measurement. The award is meant to acknowledge a body of research of an empirical, theoretical, or integrative nature rather than a single study.
Early Career Award
Recipient: Christopher Emdin (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Established to honor an individual in the early stages of his or her career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree, this award is granted for study in any field of educational inquiry.
Outstanding Book Award
Recipient: Diana Hess (Pictured Left, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Paula McAvoy (Pictured Right, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education, Routledge, 2014
The Outstanding Book Award was established to acknowledge and honor the year’s best book-length publication in education research and development.
Social Justice in Education Award
Recipient: Kevin Kumashiro (University of San Francisco)
Established in 2004, the Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice.
Distinguished Public Service Award
Recipient: Shirley Malcom (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
This award is granted annually in recognition of an individual who has worked to enact or implement policies that are well grounded in education research, or who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for education research.
Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Awards
The AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education awards are intended to recognize (a) scholars at different stages in their careers who have made significant contributions to the understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minority populations, and (b) minority scholars who have made a significant contribution to education research and development.
Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award
Recipient: James L. Moore III (Ohio State University)
Established in 2006, the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award recognizes individuals within AERA for distinguished research, professional practice, and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/or sexuality at any level in the education community.
Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Engaged Research Award
Recipient: Robert Cooper III (University of California - Los Angeles)
This award is presented to an education research scholar or scholars in recognition of collaborative project(s) between researchers and practitioners that have had sustained and observable effects on contexts of practice.
Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award
Recipient: John Merrow (Education Week Video)
This award is presented to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research.
Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award
Recipient: David Berliner (Arizona State University)
This award recognizes a scholar who has excelled in conveying important findings and research to wide audiences and who has demonstrated the capacity to deepen understanding and appreciation of the value of education research in the public sphere.
Review of Research Award
Recipient: Eve Manz (Boston University)
This award is given in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in the Review of Research in Education and the Review of Educational Research.