Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Awards
Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Awards
Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Awards

2022 Award Recipients

Distinguished Career Contribution Award
Alfredo J. Artiles
Stanford University

Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles is the 2022 recipient of the Scholars of Color in Education Distinguished Career Contribution Award. Over nearly three decades, a hallmark of Dr. Artiles’ career has been utilizing an interdisciplinary lens to understand the paradoxes of educational equity and their consequences regarding two justice challenges: (1) the racialization of high incidence or mild disabilities, and (2) the design and implementation of inclusive education programs. From the beginning of his career, Dr. Artiles engaged in groundbreaking scholarship on disability and race, which is exemplified in his profoundly impactful 1994 co-authored article in the Journal of Special Education, which became the most cited article in the history of the flagship journal. Dr. Artiles has embraced complexity in his scholarship by utilizing interdisciplinary tools to reframe and refine the study of urgent social justice educational problems.

The Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award is awarded to a senior-level scholar, usually 20 years or more after their receipt of the doctoral degree. 

Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award
Sonya Douglass Horsford
Teachers College

Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford is recognized with the 2022 Scholars of Color in Education Mid-Career Contribution Award. Dr. Douglass Horsford is one of the leading voices in education addressing educational equity and justice by bringing together community activists, educators and scholars to engage in meaningful and substantive change. She is a Senior Research Associate in the Edmund W. Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education and the Founding Director of the Black Education Research Collective. She is also the Principal Investigator for the New York City Education Equity Action Plan: P-12 Black Students Curriculum and Professional Development Program. Dr. Douglass Horsford has authored and co-authored five books, and numerous articles and books chapters. Her interdisciplinary work and influence in the field has resulted in a greater understanding of the social and political contexts of education.

The Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award is awarded to a scholar who is beyond the first level of professional appointment and for whom at least 10 years have passed since receipt of the doctoral degree. 

Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award
Krystal L. Williams
University of Georgia

Dr. Krystal L. Williams is the recipient of the 2022 Scholars of Color in Education Early Career Contribution Award. Dr. Williams’s research explores the use of public policies to promote college success for underrepresented students. Recently, her work has focused on broadening participation in STEM and reducing students’ economic and academic strains in college. Dr. Williams’s work has been funded by the AERA Grants Program and the National Science Foundation. A rising star in higher education, Dr. Williams was one of the fifteen scholars featured as a 2021 Emerging Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

The Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award is awarded to a scholar who is within the first ten (10) years of their career after receipt of the doctoral degree.

These three awards are intended to recognize (1) scholars at different stages in their careers who have made significant contributions to the understanding of issues which disproportionately affect minority populations, and (2) minority scholars who have made a significant contribution to educational research and development.
 The AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education is charged by AERA Council with serving as the selection committee for these awards.

Past Recipients

Distinguished Career Contribution Award
2021 - Zeus Leonardo
2020 - ​María Estela Brisk
2019 - Patricia A. Edwards
2018 - Rubén Donato
2017 - Antonia Darder
2016 - Walter R. Allen
2015 - Patricia C. Gándara
2014 - Award not given
2013 - Jo-ann Archibald
2012 - Celia S. Genishi
2011-Henry T. Frierson
2010 - Carol Camp Yeakey
2009 - Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner
2008 - James D. Anderson
2007 - Karen Swisher
2006 - Sonia Nieto
2005 - Donna Ford
2004 - Enrique "Henry" T. Trueba
2003 - Okhee Lee
2002 - Samuel S. Peng
2001 - Richard R. Valencia
2000 - Joyce King
1999 - Flora Rodriguez Brown
1998 - Walter G. Secada
1997 - Valerie Ooka Pang
1996 - James Banks
1995 - Ronald Takaki
1994 - Edmund Gordon
1993 - Carl Grant

Mid-Career Contribution Award
2021 - Megan Bang 
2020 - Adrienne Dixson
2019 - Karolyn Tyson
2018 - Kakali Bhattacharya
2017 - James L. Moore III
2016 - Sherick A. Hughes
2015 - Kevin K. Kumashiro

2014 - Janelle T. Scott
2013 - Sharon Nelson-Barber
2012 - Christine Jean Yeh
2011 - Jerlando F. L. Jackson 
2010 - Dolores Delgado Bernal
2009 - Cynthia Hudley
2008 - Carol D. Lee and Francisco A. Rios
2007 - Kris Gutierrez
2006 - Madonna G. Constantine
2005 - Maria E. Franquiz
2004 - Michèle L. Foster
2003 - No award presented
2002 - No award presented
2001 - Christian J. Faltis
2000 - Lin Goodwin
1999 - Kofi Lomotey
1998 - Asa G. Hilliard III
1997 - Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
1996 - Celia Genishi
1995 - Christine Sleeter
1994 - Kenji Hakuta
1993 - Concepcion M. Valadez

Early Career Contribution Award
2021 - Bianca Baldridge
2020 - Jessica Harris
2019 - Aydin Bal
2018 - Nicole M. Joseph
2017 - María C. Ledesma
2016 - Roberto G. Gonzales
2015 - Ebony O. McGee
2014 - Dorinda Carter Andrews and Eve Tuck
2013 - Vichet Chhuon
2012 - Brendesha M. Tynes
2011 - Bic H. Ngo 
2010 - Valerie Kinloch
2009 - Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
2008 - Lamont A. Flowers
2007 - Tyrone C. Howard & Michele S. Moses
2006 - Rich Milner
2006 - Gregory Tanaka
2005 - Cornel D. Pewewardy
2004 - Linda C. Tillman
2003 - Xin Ma
2002 - M. Christopher Brown II
2001 - Alfredo J. Artiles
2000 - William F. Tate
1999 - John W. Young
1998 - Vivian L. Gadsden
1997 - Oscar Kawagley
1996 - Donna Yvette Ford
1995 - Gloria Ladson-Billings
1994 - Ana Maria Villegas
1993 - Violet Harris




Call for Award Nominations

Deadline: October 13, 2022