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Deborah Loewenberg Ball Voted AERA President-Elect
 
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March 2016

Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in education and an Arthur F. Thurnau professor at the University of Michigan, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her term as president begins on May 1, 2017, at the conclusion of AERA’s 2017 Annual Meeting.

Click here for complete 2016 AERA election results

Ball will be concluding 11 years as dean of the School of Education this summer and is the founding director of TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years, and teaches mathematics to fifth-grade students every summer. Ball studies the practice of teaching, focusing on the everyday work and its demands. She seeks to learn how to support systematically the development of skillful teaching in ways that serve young people equitably.

Her research has been recognized with several awards and honors, and she has served on multiple national and international commissions and panels. Ball is a Fellow of AERA and of the American Mathematical Society. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education. She serves on the National Science Board and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Board of Trustees, and chairs the Spencer Foundation Board of Directors.

She will succeed Vivian L. Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Gadsden will assume the AERA presidency on April 12, 2016, after the close of the association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

 
 
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