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H-Q

 

Hispanic Research Issues

Award for Research in Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education

2019  
 

Louie F. Rodriguez
University of California Riverside

Dr. Louie F. Rodriguez' contributions across the academic pipeline in serving and improving access and excellence in the education of our communities is significant and is deserving of our national recognition.

Early Career Scholar Award

2019  
 

Nancy Acevedo-Gil
California State University, San Bernardino

Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil is recognized for her significant contributions as an interdisciplinary scholar, she uses critical race theory and Chicana feminist theories to examine transitions along the higher education pipeline for Chicana/o/x-Latina/o/x students in order to interrupt racist and deficit policies, practices, and ideologies that contribute to the marginalization of Communities of Color.

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Laura Chavez-Moreno
Current institutional affiliation: UCLA, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies PhD granting Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dissertation Title: A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-language Education in the New Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education's Racial Roots

Inclusion and Accessibility in Educational Assessment SIG

IAEA Award for Excellent Research on Inclusion and Accessibility in Educational Assessment

2020
 

Magda Chia, Preetha Menon, Paulina Biernacki
Stanford University

This award recognizes the awardees' research paper that exemplifies excellent research methodology and execution, significant contribution to the literature, and commitment to inclusion and fairness in educational assessment.

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas SIG

Bobby Wright Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education

2020
 

Christine A. Nelson, PhD
University of Denver

This award recognizes a scholar who has developed a significant program of research and service to Indigenous communities on important issues in Indigenous education.

Mike Charleston Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education

2019  
 

Stephanie J. Waterman
University of Toronto

"Recognizes a scholar for distinguished research, professional practice, and service that advances local and global understanding of the education of Indigenous Peoples."

Instructional Technology SIG

Best Paper Award

2020
 

Ji-Eun Lee & Mimi Recker
Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Utah State University

Lee, J. & Recker, M. (2020). Predicting student performance by modeling participation in online discussions in introductory online mathematics courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Best Student Paper Award

2020
 

Sean Hauze & Helina Hoyt
San Diego State University

Hauze, S. & Hoyt, H. (2020). Equitable nursing education simulation through holographic video: measuring student knowledge, skill, and motivation to learn. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Best Paper Award

2019  
 

Kyungbin Kwon
Indiana University

 

Best Student Paper Award

2019  
 

Lucas Vasconcelos
University of Georgia

International Studies SIG

Lifetime Achievement Award

2020
 

Johanna Lasonen
University of South Florida

Ivan Illich SIG

Foolish Friend Award

2020
 

Daniel Grego
TransCenter for Youth, Inc.

Language and Social Processes SIG

Dr. John J. Gumperz Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Scholarship

2020
 

Dr. Kris D. Gutiérrez
University of California, Berkeley

Emerging Scholar Award

2020
 

Dr. Emily Machado
University of Washington

Dr. John J. Gumperz Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Scholarship

2019  
 

Dr. Arlette Willis
University of Illinois

Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

Chris Bacon
Boston College

Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

Katie Bernstein
Arizona State University

Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG

Award for Research in Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education

2020
 

Frank Hernandez
Southern Methodist University

Early Career Scholar

2020
 

Amanda R. Morales
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Theresa Burruel Stone
Sonoma State University

Honorable Mention

Gisselle Martinez Negrette
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer Bucalo
Rutgers University

Oscar E. Patron
Indiana University, Bloomington

Leadership for School Improvement SIG

Dissertation of the Year Award

2020
 

Bryan A. VanGronigen
University of Virginia

Finalist for Dissertation of the Year Award

Mollie McQuillan
Northwestern University

Sarah M. Doerrer
Loyola Marymount University

Dissertation of the Year

2019  
 

Mary Bussman
University of Minnesota

Finalist for Dissertation of the Year

2019  
 

Joshua Kahn
University of Oregon

Leadership for Social Justice

Social Justice Dissertation Award

2020
 

Dr. Shaneé Adrienne Washington
Boston College

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

Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Administration

2020
 

Frank Hernandez
Southern Methodist University

"Bridge People" Award

2020
 

Sonya Douglass Horsford
Teachers College, Columbia University

Social Justice Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Dr. Chelsea Tracy-Bronson
Stockton University

Inclusive Education in Practice: District-Level Special Education Administrators' Leadership

Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Administration

2019  
 

Dr. Detra Johnson
University of Houston

Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Administration

2019  
 

Dr. Erin Atwood
Texas Christian University

"Bridge People" Award

2019  
 

Dr. Melanie Carol Brooks
Monash University

Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership SIG

Robert Kottkamp Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Dr. Susan Slear
Auburn University

Literature SIG

Dissertation Award

2020
 

Saba Khan Vlach
University of Texas at Austin

Presented at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting

Lives of Teachers SIG

Best Paper Award

2020
 

Jeremy Glazer, Ph.D.
Rowan University, College of Education

Tales out of school: Tracing perspective change through the stories of former teachers Teaching and Teacher Education Volume 90 April 2020

Michael Huberman Award for Excellence in Outstanding Scholarship on the Lives of Teachers

2019  
 

Beatrice Ávalos
University of Chile, Santiago

Media, Culture, and Learning SIG

Best Empirical Paper

2020
 

Adam Sherlock
Spy Hop Productions

Gabriella Huggins
Spy Hop Productions

Nathan Phillips
University of Illinois at Chicago

Virginia Killian Lund
University of Illinois at Chicago

"We Drink the Water:" Teen Filmmakers (Re)Producing Media and Place on the Move

Sara Grummert
University of California Riverside

Siduri Haslerig
The University of Oklahoma

(A)Politicizing College Game Day: Examining veiled political messaging in sport media

Early Career Award

2020
 

Ioana Literat
Teachers College, Columbia University

Best Empirical Pape

2019  
 

Ioana Literat, Yoo Kyung Chang, Daniel Ahn, Man Su, Weiying Zhu
Teachers College, Columbia University

Graduate Student Research Excellence Award

2019  
 

Deborah Silvis
University of Washington - Seattle

Graduate Student Research Excellence Award Finalist

2019  
 

Tamar Brown
Fordham University

Mentorship and Mentoring Practices SIG

Dissertation of the Year

2020
 

Meredith R. Naughton
Colorado State University

"When People Push Us, It Just Makes Us Feel Better": A Multi-Case Exploration of the Tools, Relationships, and Contexts of Near-Peer Mentoring for College

Distinguished Mentoring Research Paper Award

2019  
 

Dea Marx
University of Missouri-Kansas City

"I Belong in This Space": Culturally Sustaining Mentorship for Latinx Students in a Predominately White Institution

Middle Level Education Research SIG

Richard "Dick" Lipka Lifetime Achievement Award

2020
 

David Strahan
Western Carolina University

Graduate Student Award

2019  
 

Katie Walker
Texas Women's University

Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. Outstanding Middle Level Education Research Award

2019  
 

Steven B. Mertens
Illinois State University

Mixed Methods Research SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Elisabeth Kutscher
The George Washington University

Outstanding Dissertation Award - 1st runner up

2019  
 

Emma Bullock
Utah State

 

Outstanding Dissertation Award - 2nd runner up

2019  
 

Thomas Nobili
University of Bridgeport

Moral Development and Education SIG

Moral Development and Education Promise Award

2020
 

Amy Banas
University of California, Berkeley

Athletes, Moral Reasoning, and the Drive to "Be Aggressive!"

Outstanding Book Award

2020
 

Jacob Fay
Harvard University

Meira Levinson
Harvard University

Democratic Discord in Schools: Cases and Commentaries in Educational Ethics

Wiel Veugelers
University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht

Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship

Moral Development and Education Promise Award

2019  
 

Ji Hye Kim
The University of Iowa

Cultural Meanings of Helping Others: Adolescent Prosocial Development in the United States and South Korea

Outstanding Book Award

2019  
 

Georg Lind
University of Konstanz

How to Teach Morality: Promoting Deliberation and Discussion, Reducing Violence and Deceit

Motivation in Education SIG

Paul Pintrich Memorial Award

2020
 

Dajung Diane Shin
Korea University

Paul Pintrich Memorial Award

2019  
 

Cora Parrisius
University of Tubingen

Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice SIG

Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship

2020
 

Lydiah Kiramba
University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship

2020
 

Dave Louis
Texas Tech University

Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship

2020
 

Maya Kalyanpur
University of San Diego

Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship

2019  
 

Jemimah L. Young
University of Iowa

Susan V. Bennett
University of South Florida St Petersburg

Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship

2019  
 

Christopher B. Newman
Azusa Pacific University

Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship

2019  
 

Omiunota Nelly Ukpokodu
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Music Education SIG

Outstanding Early Career Award in Music Education

2020
 

Adam Kruse
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For your 2020 AERA Paper "We Been Livin' it Forever": Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Hip Hop Class

Narrative Research SIG

Early Career Award

2020
 

Dr. Sumer Seiki
University of San Francisco School of Education

Outstanding Publication Award

2020
 

Dr. Trish Morita-Mullaney
Purdue University

Morita-Mullaney, T. (2018). The intersection of language and race among English learner (EL) leaders in desegregated urban midwest schools: A LangCrit narrative study. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 1-17.

Early Career Award

2019  
 

Lee Shaefer
McGill University

Early Career Award

2019  
 

Sean Lessard
University of Alberta

Outstanding Publication Award

2019  
 

Cheryl Craig, JeongAe You, Yali Zou, Rakesh Verma, Donna Stokes, Paige Evans, Gayle Curtis
Texas A&M University, College Station

Cheryl Craig, JeongAe You, Yali Zou, Rakesh Verma, Donna Stokes, Paige Evans, & Gayle Curtis. (2018). The embodied nature of narrative knowledge: A cross-study analysis of embodied knowledge in teaching, learning and life. Teaching and Teacher Education, (71), 329-340.

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Momina Khan
University of Saskatchewan

Dissertation Title: O Canada, Whose Home and Native Land? An Autobiographical Narrative Inquiry into the Critical Role of Curriculum in ldentity Affirmation

Online Teaching and Learning SIG

Research Best Paper Award

2020
 

Hamdan Alamri
King Saud University - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sunnie Lee Watson
Purdue University

Victoria Lynn Lowell
Purdue University

William R. Watson
Purdue University

Best Research Paper Award

2019  
 

Peter Shea
University at Albany, State University of New York

Temi Bidjerano
Furman University

Effects of Online Course Load on Degree Completion, Transfer, and Dropout

Best Research Paper Award

2019  
 

Tadd Farmer & Victoria Lowell
Purdue University

Enhancing Academic Self-Efficacy in Online Settings: A Systematic Review

Organizational Theory SIG

Best Annual Meeting Paper Award

2020
 

Brian P. Rowan & Mark White
University of Michigan and University of Oslo

In recognition of academic and intellectual excellence towards enhancing theoretical and scholarly developments in the field of Organizational Theory for your paper: Organizing an Industry: The Common Core State Standards Initiative as an Innovation Network

Best 2019 AERA Annual Meeting Paper Award

2019  
 


Julie A. Marsh, University of Southern California Taylor N. Albright, University of Southern California Katrina E. Bulkley, Montclair State University Kate Kennedy, University of Southern California

In recognition of academic and intellectual excellence towards enhancing theoretical and scholarly developments in the field of Organizational Theory for your paper: Kaleidoscope of School Options: Differentiating School Missions, Values, and Practices in Los Angeles

Out-of-School Time SIG

Emerging Scholar Award

2020
 

Dr. Ryan D. Heath
Syracuse University

Mr. Ishmael A. Miller
University of Washington

Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

ANNIE McNAMARA
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

FOR OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME FIELD

Scholar Award

2019  
 

DR. ANDREA VEST ETTEKAL
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

FOR OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME FIELD

Paulo Freire SIG

The Paulo Freire Legacy Award

2020
 

Donaldo Macedo

Politics of Education SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Dr. Richard Paquin Morel
Northwestern University

Test Questions: Organizing, Motivation, and Mobilizing Opposition to Accountability Testing

2019 Outstanding Dissertation in the Politics of Education

2019  
 

Dr. Stephanie Forman
University of Washington

"Leading for Equity: How Education Leaders Navigate Conflicts to Implement Dual Language Immersion Policies"

2019 Outstanding Dissertation in the Politics of Education - Honorable Mention

2019  
 

Dr. Kathryn Bassett Hill
Columbus University

"Black parents, vigilance, and public schools: Trust, distrust and the relationships between parents and schools in New York City"

Professional Development School Research SIG

Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award

2020
 

Carolyn Zierenberg

David Phanthai

David Van Natten

Dominic Isaac

Emily Sommer

Emmanuel Valadez

Kevin Inlay

John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento CA

Shannon Pella

California State University, Sacramento

Graduate Scholar Dissertation Award

2020
 

David C. Curlette
Georgia State University

Mary Elizabeth Higgins
The Pennsylvania State University

Professors of Educational Research SIG

Outstanding Paper Award

2020
 

Huey-Li Li
The University of Akron

Qualitative Research SIG

Outstanding Qualitative Research Book Award

2020
 

Aaron Kuntz
University of Alabama

The Outstanding Qualitative Research Dissertation Award

2020
 

Maureen Flint
The University of Georgia LEAP

The Outstanding Qualitative Research Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Travis M. Marn
Southern Connecticut State University

Queer Studies SIG

Article of the Year Award

2020
 

Melinda Mangin
Rutgers University

"Transgender Students in Elementary Schools: How Supportive Principals Lead," Educational Administration Quarterly

Body of Work Award

2020
 

Ed Brockenbrough
University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation of the Year Award

2020
 

Antonio Duran
Auburn University

An Intersectional Grounded Theory Study Examining Identity Exploration for Queer Collegians of Color at Historically White Institutions

Article of the Year Award

2019  
 

Jennifer M. Johnson
Temple University

Article of the Year Award

2019  
 

Steve D. Mobley Jr.
University of Alabama

Body of Work Award

2019  
 

Caroline Clark
The Ohio State University

Dissertation of the Year Award

2019  
 

Ryan Schey
Auburn University

 
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