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Action Research SIG

Dissertation Award

2020
 

Shawn Loescher
Urban Discovery Schools

Hope as Strategy: The Effectiveness of an Innovation of the Mind

Best Paper Award

2019  
 

Kelli E. Woodrow & Cristen Jensen Lasser
Regis University

Fostering Inclusive Knowledge Democracies: Layering Identities and Situating Practices of Novice Teacher 

Adult Literacy and Adult Education SIG

Exemplary Paper Award

2020
 

Margaret B. Patterson
Research Allies for Lifelong Learning

Outstanding Early Scholar Award

2020
 

Caroline Thouin
University of Houston

Advanced Studies of National Databases SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Kenneth E. Graves, Ph.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University

Arts and Inquiry in the Visual and Performing Arts in Education SIG

Arts and Inquiry Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Elena Hadjipieri
Ministry of Education, Culture, and Athleticism

Dia Rhythm and Light, Colour, Form and Compassion: An Iconographical Journey into Reading Byzantine Ecclessial Monuments

Arts and Learning SIG

Dissertation Award

2020
 

Jordan Morris
University of California, Los Angeles

Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award

2020
 

Peter Gouzouasis
The University of British Columbia

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Alison Shields
University of British Columbia

For the Dissertation: ""Painting as Thinking; Painting as Conversation: An Examination of Learning through Painting through Studio Visits with Canadian Artists

Arts-Based Educational Research SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Silvia Rodriguez Vega
University of California, Los Angeles

Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research

2020
 

Richard Siegesmund
Northern Illinois University

Outstanding Dissertation Award 2018

2019  
 

Porshe Renee Garner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

for her thesis entitled PRESENT DAY PROPHETS: DEFINING BLACK GIRLHOOD SPIRITUALITY IN SAVING OUR LIVES HEAR OUR TRUTHS (SOLHOT)

Bilingual Education Research SIG

Dissertation Award in Bilingual Education Research - First Place

2020
 

Erica Saldívar García, Ed.D.
New York University

Dissertation Title: ""Racioliteracies: Race and Subjectivity in the Teaching of Spanish to Bilingual Latinx Students"" Degree Granting Institution: University of Pennsylvania Dissertation Chair: Nelson Flores, Ph.D.

Dissertation Award in Bilingual Education Research - Second Place

2020
 

Chris K. Chang-Bacon, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

Title: Monolingual Language Ideologies: Rethinking Equity and Language Policy in Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Teacher Education Degree Granting Institution: Boston College Dissertation Chair: C. Patrick Proctor, Ph.D.

Dissertation Award in Bilingual Education Research - Third Place

2020
 

María Cioè Peña, Ph.D.
Montclair State University

Title: ""Yo Soy Su Mama:"" Latinx Mothers Raising Emergent Bilinguals Labeled As Dis/Abled Degree Granting Institution: The Graduate Center, The City University of New York Dissertation Chair: Ofelia García, Ph.D.

Early Career Award

2020
 

Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph.D.
Texas Woman's University

For Exceptional Contributions to Research in Second Language Literacy Development; Biliteracy and Bilingualism; Adolescent Literacy; and Multicultural Literature

Lifetime Achievement Award

2020
 

Kenji Hakuta, Ph.D.
Stanford University

For Outstanding Contributions and Influence on the Field of Bilingual Education Research, Policy and Practice

1st Place Dissertation Award in Bilingual Education Research

2019  
 

Dr. Laura Carolina Chavez-Moreno
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In recognition of her outstanding dissertation research: "A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-language Education in the New Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education's Racial Roots"

2nd Place Dissertation Award in Bilingual Education Research

2019  
 

Dr. Laura Hamman-Ortiz
University of Wisconsin, Madison

In recognition of her outstanding dissertation research: "Reframing the Language Separation Debate: Language, Identity, and Ideology in Two-Way Immersion"

3rd Place Dissertation Award in Bilingual Education Research

2019  
 

Dr. Idalia Nunez
The University of Texas at Austin

In recognition of her outstanding dissertation research: "Literacies of Surveillance: Transfronterizx Children Translanguaging Identity Across Borders, Inspectors, and Surveillance"

Early Career Award

2019  
 

Dr. Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon
Arizona State University

In recognition of her scholarship and contributions to issues of equity and access in Bilingual Education Research, Policy, and Practice

Lifetime Achievement Award

2019  
 

Dr. Belinda Bustos Flores
The University of Texas at San Antonio

In honor of her significant contributions to the field of Bilingual Education Research, Policy, and Practice throughout her career

Caribbean and African Studies in Education SIG

Outstanding Research Paper Award

2020
 

O. Matthew Odebiyi
University of Alabama

Youn-Jeng Choi
University of Alabama

"Democratizing Evidence: Epistemological Beliefs Profile and United States-based Scheme for Nigerian Teacher Candidates"

Classroom Assessment SIG

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Dr. Julie Dallavis
University of Notre Dame, Institute for Educational Initiatives and Alliance for Catholic Education

In Recognition of the Outstanding Dissertation: Does a School's Mission Matter? Exploring Changes in Statement Content, Use and Understanding, and Links to Student Achievement.

Classroom Assessment SIG

Emerging Scholar Award in Classroom Assessment

2020
 

Amirhossein Rasooli
Queen's University

Distinguished Paper Award

2019  
 

Agni Stylianou-Georgiou

Elena C. Papanastasiou

University of Nicosia

Classroom Management SIG

Carol Weinstein Outstanding Research Paper Award

2020
 

Courtney G. Mayakis
Campbell University

Felicia Dangerfield-Persky
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer N. Johnson
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

John A. Williams III
Texas A&M University at College Station

Carol S. Weinstein Outstanding Research Paper Award

2019  
 

Olivia Marcucci
Department of Education, Washington University in St. Louis

Cognition and Assessment SIG

Outstanding Contribution to Practice in Cognition and Assessment

2020
 

Russell George Almond
Florida State University

Computer and Internet Applications in Education SIG

In Recognition of Scholarship 2019

2019  
 

Albert D. Ritzhaupt

Zhen Xu
University of Florida

"Block-based versus text-based programming environments on novice student learning: A meta-analysis study"

Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education

Early Career Outstanding Research Award

2019  
 

Weili Zhao
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Constructivist Theory, Research and Practice SIG

Outstanding Conference Submission

2020
 

Jeremy Dietmeier
University of Iowa

Salim George
University of Iowa

A Constructivist Examination of How an Online Game Shapes Undergraduate Perspectives on Poverty

Outstanding Conference Submission

2019  
 

Candy L. Skyhar
Brandon University

Using Social Constructivist Principles for the Design and Evaluation of Rural Teacher Professional Development Models

Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG

Dissertation Award

2020
 

Yuliana Kenfield
University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Semi-Finalist

Melissa Navarro
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Meredith McCoy
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Michael Singh
University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Joe Curnow
University of Manitoba

 

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Stephanie Cariaga
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education SIG

Senior Scholar Award

2020
 

Na'ilah Suad Nasir, Ph.D.
Spencer Foundation

For your outstanding scholarship in the academic community

Mid-Career Award

2020
 

Dr. Michelle Salazar Pérez
New Mexico State University

This award is for your outstanding contributions as a mid-career scholar

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Jocyl Sacramento, PhD
California State University-Stanislaus

In recognition of exemplary scholarship in your dissertation

Senior Scholar Award

2019  
 

Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University; Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Education

For your outstanding scholarship in the academic community

Mid-Career Award

2019  
 

Dr. Jeanine M. Staples
The Pennsylvania State University

This award is for your outstanding contributions as a mid-career scholar

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Jarrod E. Druery, Ph.D.
University of Louisville

In recognition of exemplary scholarship in your dissertation

Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG

Early Career Award

2020
 

Gabriel Huddleston
Texas Christian University

Jeanne Dyches
Iowa State University

Lei Zheng
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Zheng, L. (2020). Can problem-solving be problematized? Performative phantasmagrams of crisis in US STEM education reform. Historia de la Educación.

Early Career Award

2019  
 

Hannah Spector
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Early Career Award

2019  
 

Jacquelyn Chappel
University of Hawaii

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

2019  
 

Tara Schwitzman
Teachers College, Columbia University

Schwitzman, T. (2018). St(r)uck by feminism: The implications of engaging a text of resistance. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 33(1)

Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education SIG

Distinguished Career Contribution Award

2020
 

Nicola Yelland
University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Emerging Scholar Award

2020
 

Casey Myers
Kent State University

Nathaniel Bryan
Miami University, McGruff College of Education

Dissertation Award

2020
 

Oona Fontanella-Nothom
California State University, Los Angeles

Distinguished Career Contribution Award

2019  
 

Sue Greishaber
Monash University

Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

Fikile Nxumalo
University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Emily Machado
University of Washington

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Theresa Giorza
Wits School of Education

Design and Technology SIG

Design & Technology Outstanding Design Case Award

2020
 

Jason K. McDonald
Brigham Young University

Designing for Informal Learning: The Case of a Mobile E-Reader

Design & Technology Outstanding Research Paper Award

2020
 

Elena Novak
Kent State University

Sonya Wisdom
Kent State University

Effects of 3D Printing Project-based Learning on Preservice Elementary Teachers' Science Attitudes, Science Content Knowledge, and Anxiety About Teaching Science

Outstanding Research Presentation Award

2019  
 

Girlie Delacruz
University of California - Los Angeles

James Diamond
Johns Hopkins University

Noah Goodman
Education Development Center, Inc.

Paula Escuadra
LRNG

"Building a Better Dashboard: Evidence-Based Design Principles for an Educative Dashboard for Learning Games"

Disability Studies in Education SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Amanda Miller, Ph.D.
The University of Kansas

Girls of Color with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Reinventing Education Through an Intersectional Photographic Lens

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Mercedes A. Cannon
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Because I am Human: Centering Black Women with Dis/abilities in Transition Planning from High School to College

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Yosung Song
Moravian College

Schooling at the intersection of refugee identity and (dis)ability: Implications from North Korean students with refugee backgrounds

 

Districts in Research and Reform SIG

Outstanding Publication Award

2020
 

Sarah L. Woulfin
University of Connecticut

For her publication that features central office administrators and/or school board members as main actors in reform or that considers educational reforms and practices that are district-wide in nature. Title: Mediating Instructional Reform: An Examination of the Relationship Between District Policy and Instructional Coaching Journal: AERA Open

Honorable Mention, Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Mary A. Bussman
Roseville Area Schools

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson
Stockton University

Early Education and Child Development SIG

Distinguished Contribution to Early Education/Child Development Research Award

2020
 

Dr. Nancy Barbour
James Madison University

Recognizing distinguished contributions to the field of Early Childhood.

Early Career Research Award

2020
 

Katherine Delaney
University of Toledo

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Dr. Kathryn E. Boonstra
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Distinguished Contribution to Early Education/Child Development Research Award

2019  
 

Amos Hatch
University of Tennessee

Early Career Research Award

2019  
 

Ji Young Choi
Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

This award is presented as an acknowledgement of an individual's promising record as a researcher and scholar in the early childhood field, as evidenced through an emerging record of funded research, publications, and other scholarly activity

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Saida Lynneth Solis
Harvard University

Sociocultural Context of Play: Experiences of Indigenous Children in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia

Educational Change SIG

Emerging Scholar Award

2020
 

Izhak Berkovich
The Open University of Israel

For his outstanding record of original scholarship on educational change

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

2020
 

Alexandra Lamb
University of Connecticut

For her exemplary and original research on educational change

Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

Sarah L. Woulfin
University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education

Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development SIG

Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award

2020
 

Dr. Martin H. Daumiller
University of Augsburg

Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Dr. Shaneé Adrienne Washington
Boston College Lynch School of Education

(Dis)Engagement: An Indigenous Community's Fight for Educational Equity and Cultural Reclamation in a New England School District

Honorable Mention

Christine Lauren Hancock
University of Kansas

Decision-Making by Families and Home Visitors During Early Head Start Home Visits

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Dr. Stephany Cuevas
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Apoyo Sacrificial, Sacrificing Support: Understanding Undocumented Latina/o Parents' Engagement in Students' Post-Secondary Planning and Success

Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines SIG

Dissertation of the Year Award

2020
 

Dr. Mayra S. Artiles Fonseca
Virginia Polytechnic University

Dissertation Title: Choice in the Advisor Selection Processes of Doctoral Engineering Programs
 
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