Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award


Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award

2022 Award Recipient 


William H. Schmidt
Michigan State University

The Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award is the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. Its purpose is to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for education research at its best. The 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award goes to Dr. William H. Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt is currently the Director for the Study of Curriculum Policy at Michigan State University. His many recognitions include being a fellow in the International Academy of Education, an honorary doctorate from Concordia University, and being named a member of the National Academy of Education as well as an AERA Fellow. His strong line of funded research examines assessments of math and science national and internationally. Dr. Schmidt is best known for his detailed study of math curriculum across states in the U.S. and between countries internationally. A public intellectual as well, Dr. Schmidt has published beyond the academy including prescient essays in outlets such The Boston Review.

The Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award is the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. Its purpose is to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for education research at its best. The winner of the award will be invited to give the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award Lecture at the following Annual Meeting.

Past Recipients

2021 - Carol D. Lee
2020 - 
Howard Gardner
2019 - Robert Slavin
2018 - Gloria J. Ladson-Billings
2017 - Henry M. Levin
2016 - Michelene T. H. Chi

2015 - Andrew C. Porter
2014 - Douglas Fuchs
2014 - Lynn S. Fuchs
2014 - Adam Gamoran
2013 - Alan H. Schoenfeld
2012 - Guadalupe Vald├ęs

2011 - Catherine Snow
2010 - P. David Pearson
2009 - Linda Darling-Hammond
2008 - David Wolcott Johnson
2007 - Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin
2006 - Stephen W. Raudenbush
2005 - Gene V. Glass
2004 - Lorrie A. Shepard
2003 - Anthony S. Bryk
2002 - Shirley Brice Heath
2001 - Robert LeVine
2000 - Edmund Gordon
1999 - David K. Cohen
1998 - John Ogbu
1997 - Robert Linn
1996 - David C. Berliner
1995 - Maxine Greene
1994 - Richard C. Anderson
1993 - John I. Goodlad
1992 - David Tyack
1991 - Ann L. Brown
1990 - Lauren Resnick
1989 - Lee S. Shulman
1988 - N. L. Gage
1987 - Michael Cole
1986 - Courtney B. Cazden
1985 - Jerome S. Bruner
1984 - Eleanor Maccoby
1983 - Anne Anastasi
1982 - Jeanne S. Chall
1981 - Donald T. Campbell
1980 - Julian C. Stanley
1979 - John Bissell Carroll
1978 - B. F. Skinner
1977 - Lee J. Cronbach
1976 - Robert Glaser
1975 - Urie Bronfenbrenner
1974 - James S. Coleman
1973 - Robert J. Havighurst
1972 - Robert M. Gagne
1971 - Patrick Suppes
1970 - Benjamin S. Bloom
1969 - Lawrence A. Cremin
1968 - Jean Piaget & Barbel Inhelder
1967 - E. F. Lindquist
1966 - T. R. McConnell
1965 - Ralph W. Tyler
1964 - Arthur I. Gates