Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award
Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award



2016 Award Recipient:

James D. Anderson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Eleventh Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research: A Long Shadow: The American Pursuit of Political Justice and Education Equality.”
Educational Researcher, August/September, 319-335.

Dr. James D. Anderson’s article provides an exceptional historical review highlighting policy developments and institutional barriers impeding political justice and educational equality. With empirical illustrations via sound historical research methodologies, he presents data from Alabama backing his assertion that leaving regulation in the hands of states sowed seeds for persistent disenfranchisement of African Americans and reinforced racial inequality. In addition, Dr. Anderson examines the political significance of Constitutional amendments as interpreted in the context of contemporary political and social realities. For instance, the absence of fair voting practices (hampered by voter identification constraints) relates directly to the election of individuals in various positions affecting equitable educational and social options.



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. His former colleagues and students founded this award to be given for an outstanding article appearing in an AERA-sponsored publication. It was first awarded in 1967 for an article appearing in the American Educational Research Journal. In 2000, the scope of articles eligible for the award was expanded to include those published in the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal for Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Educational Researcher. 

Past Recipients             

2015 - Matthew A. Kraft
2015 - John P. Papay
2014 - Liliana Garces
2013 - Andrew Ho and Sean F. Reardon
2012 - Alfredo J. Artiles
2011 - Luis C. Moll
2010 - Arnetha F. Ball             
2009 - Mark C. Long & Marta Tienda
2008 - Geoffrey D. Borman, Robert E. Slavin, Alan C. K. Cheung, Anne M. Chamberlain, Nancy A. Madden, and Bette Chambers
2007 - Ray McDermott, Shelley Goldman, & Hervé Varenne
2006 - Cynthia Coburn
2005 - Kevin G. Welner & Haggai Kupermintz 
2004 - Deborah Loewenberg Ball, David K. Cohen & Stephen W. Raudenbush             
2003 - Fred M. Newman, BetsAnn Smith, Elaine Allensworth & Anthony S. Bryk
2002 - Barbara Nye, Larry V. Hedges & Spyros Konstantopoulos
2001 - Joseph Kahne & Kim Bailey
2000 - Ron Avi Astor, Heather Ann Meyer & William J. Behre
1999 - Robert J. Sternberg
1998 - Douglas Fuchs, Lynn Fuchs, Patricia Mathes & Deborah Simmons
1997 - Jeannie Oakes & Gretchen Guiton
1996 - Gloria Ladson-Billings
1995 - Bernard Weiner
1994 - Lorrie Shepard
1993 - John Smyth
1992 - Linda F. Winfield
1991 - Yeow Meng Thum & Anthony S. Bryk
1990 - Richard Murnane, Judith D. Singer & John B. Willett
1989 - Gaea Leinhardt & Ralph Putnam
1988 - Robert B. Slavin
1987 - Edward H. Haertel
1986 - Henry I. Braun & Ted H. Szatrowski
1985 - Bruce D. Spencer
1984 - Kenneth D. Hopkins
1983 - Jere Brophy
1982 - John R. Bergan
1981 - Joseph T. Lawton & Susan K. Wanska
1980 - Penelope L. Peterson & Christopher M. Clark
1979 - Richard C. Anderson, Ralph E. Reynolds, Diane L. Schallert & Ernest T. Goetz
1978 - No Award Given
1977 - Pinchas Tamir
1976 - Kenneth O. Doyle, Jr. & Susan E. Whitely
1975 - No Award Given
1974 - Richard C. Anderson & Raymond Kulhavy
1973 - Joel R. Levin, William D. Rohwer, Jr., T. Anne Cleary & Paul A. Games
1972 - Leonard Marascuilo & Joel R. Levin
1971 - Janet D. Elashoff, Gene V. Glass, Ralph A. Hakstian, Tse-Chi Hsu &  Leonard S. Feldt
1970 - Gene V. Glass & Glenn H. Bracht
1969 - James G. Holland
1968 - Wells Hively II
1967 - Patrick Suppes & Elliot W. Eisner

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