Call for Nominations


2017 AERA Fellows
Call for Nominations
EXTENDED Deadline: December 5, 2016

AERA is pleased to announce the call for nominations for 2017 AERA Fellows. The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers for their exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, education research. The program is intended to be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field.

Fellow status is typically awarded for a person’s scientific or scholarly contributions, but it may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. Generally nominees will be considered only after at least 12 years of postdoctoral contribution. It is also expected that AERA Fellows will continue to contribute to the advancement of the field through research, mentoring of junior scholars, and other forms of leadership and that they will uphold the highest standards of professional ethics in their work.

All nominees, nominators, and endorsers must be current AERA members. In addition, either the nominator or one of the endorsers of a nominee must be an AERA Fellow. Nominators and endorsers must not be from the same institution as the nominee. Members of the AERA Fellows Committee are not eligible to serve as nominators or endorsers. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

The Fellows Committee encourages those advancing nominations to ensure that the nomination packet includes letters from those with expertise germane to the nominee’s research areas. It is also essential to the committee for the letters and documentation to point to the nominee’s specific research accomplishments and their significance to the nominee’s area of scholarship as well as to the field of education research more broadly. Letters should address explicitly the nominee’s substantial, transformative, or seminal contribution that merits recognition as a Fellow.

To nominate an outstanding researcher for Fellow status, please go to the submission site and submit the following online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, December 5, 2016:

  1. 2017 AERA Fellow Nomination Form;
  2. One letter of nomination with a detailed explanation of the nominee’s sustained, outstanding contributions;
  3. Two letters of endorsement from AERA members who have made outstanding contributions to education research and are familiar with the nominee’s work and research accomplishments; these letters should provide further support for the contributions of the nominee (two letters only);
  4. One article by the nominee (single or co-authored) that exemplifies the significance of the nominee’s contribution specifically addressed in the nomination letter;
  5. A brief statement (no more than 100 words) that effectively captures the significance of the nominee’s research contribution;
  6. The nominee’s current curriculum vitae

All nominations will be treated confidentially by the AERA Fellows Committee. The committee will review the nominations and subsequently submit a list of recommendations to the AERA Council for approval.

Nominators will be notified of the final decision. Only those nominees selected for Fellows distinction will be notified by the committee.

Please direct any questions regarding the nomination process to fellows@aera.net.

View a PDF of the Call for Nominations here

About the AERA Fellows Program - Recognizing Excellence in Research

The purpose of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association’s commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition. The program is intended to recognize excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association’s elected governing group.

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Gary T. Henry

Judith M. Harackiewicz

Eugene E. García

Christian J. Faltis

Donald L. Compton

 Clark A. Chinn
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Debra D. Bragg

Xinyin Chen

Cynthia Coburn

Antonia Darder

Carol Connor

 Peggy A. Ertmer 
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Meet the 2014 Fellows

Sasha Barab

Mark Berends 

James Paul Gee 

Brian William Junker 

Gregory J. Kelly 

 Susan B. Neuman 
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Meet the 2013 Fellows

Frank Achtenhagen

Philip G. Altbach 

Arthur Applebee

Thomas Bailey

Deborah Ball 

Cherry Banks 

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