Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award


2019 Recipient

Jamila Lyiscott
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Jamila Lyiscott has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to communicating education research through public platforms coupled with on-the-ground work with youth and communities. She is an accomplished public scholar, a gifted teacher, and a strong advocate for African American language, literature and literacy, social justice, and human rights. She founded and co-directs the Cyphers for Justice Project, a program that involves local city youth who use spoken word poetry, Youth Participatory Action Research, and digital media production to advocate for human rights and social change through education research. Dr. Lyiscott’s viral Ted Talks (4+ million views)
are respected both in the academic world and in youth culture.

The Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award is presented to honor scholars who are exemplary in their capacity to communicate the importance of education research to the broad public, including education communities.          

Past Recipients

2018 - Robterta Golinkoff and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek
2017 - 
Kevin G. Welner
2016 - David C. Berliner