Review of Research
Review of Research
Review of Research Award

2022 Award Recipient


Christa J. Porter
Kent State University

Janice A. Byrd
The Pennsylvania State University

Understanding Influences of Development on Black Women’s Success in U.S. Colleges: A Synthesis of LiteratureReview of Educational Research, Volume 91, Issue 6, December

The recipients of the 2022 Review of Research Award are Dr. Christa J. Porter and Dr. Janice A. Byrd, for their article “Understanding Influences of Development on Black Women’s Success in U.S. Colleges: A Synthesis of Literature,” in the December 2021 issue of Review of Educational Research. Porter and Byrd’s manuscript “illuminates how and to what extent Black women’s developmental processes have influenced their success within their respective U.S. college environments” (p. 803). Their work presents a view that is much like a tapestry, carefully resisting reductionist explanations for success or (non)success for Black college women. The authors skillfully bring together intersectionality and theories of identity development in higher education in a compelling way with more depth and nuance than prior works. Their focus on developmental processes is significant because it shifts how success is narrated and centers Black women's sensibilities and ways of knowing/being. The committee appreciated that this review was presented in a way that could be used across a variety of settings and domains in the field of education. 

The Review of Research Award recognizes the most outstanding research review article published in the Review of Educational Research (RER) or the Review of Research in Education (RRE). The elements of an outstanding research review include: (1) significance of the contribution to advancing knowledge, (2) transparency of the methods and scope of research included in the review, and (3) uniqueness in addressing new or novel bodies of research or integrating distinctive areas. The award is granted based on substantial merit, as determined by the selection committee. The committee considers all articles published in RRE and RER published in the volume year immediately preceding the year in which the award is conferred.

Past Recipients

2021 - Adam Alvarez
2020 - Francis A. Pearman, II
2019 - Seth A Parsons, Margaret Vaughn, Roya Qualls Scales, Melissa A. Gallagher, Allison Ward Parsons, Stephanie G. Davis, Melissa Pierczynski, and  Melony Allen
2018 - Katherine Muenks, David B. Miele
2017 - Alfredo J. Artiles
2017 - Sherman Dorn
2017 - Aydin Bal
2016 - Eve Manz
2015 - Jeanne M. Powers
2014 - Michael A. Lawson and Hal A. Lawson
2013 - Odis Johnson Jr.
2012 - David Scott Yeager and Gregory Mariotti Walton
2011 - James G. Ladwig
2010 - Francois Victor Tochon
2009 - Robert E. Slavin and Cynthia Lake
2008 - Tina Seidel and Richard J. Shavelson
2007 - Harris M. Cooper, Jorgianne Civey Robinson, & Erika A. Patall
2006 - Selcuk R. Sirin
2005 - Mark E. Engberg
2004 - Geoffrey T. Borman, Gina M. Hewes, Laura T. Overman, & Shelly Brown
2003 - Mark Windschitl
2002 - Karen M. LaParo & Robert C. Pianta
2001 - John D. Bransford & Daniel L. Schwartz
2000 - Marvin Wideen, Jolie Mayer-Smith & Barbara Moon
1999 - Barbara K. Hofer & Paul R. Pintrich
1998 - Jill Fitzgerald
1997 - Rob Greenwald, Larry Hedges & Richard Laine
1996 - Mark Smylie
1995 - No Award Given
1994 - James A. Banks
1993 - Judith D. Singer, Gary Sykes & John B. Willett
1992 - Susan Klein, David Sadker & Myra Sadker
1991 - Gary L. Anderson
1990 - James W. Stigler & Ruth Barnes
1989 - Mary M. Kennedy
1988 - Thomas A. Romberg & Thomas P. Carpenter
1987 - Carl F. Kaestle
1986 - Richard K. Wagner & Robert J. Sternberg
1985 - Linda Darling-Hammond, Arthur Wise & Sara Pease
1984 - Noreen M. Webb
1983 - Deborah J. Stipek & John R. Weisz
1982 - John W. Thomas
1981 - Robert F. Boruch & Paul M. Wortman
1980 - Cristina Bratt Paulston
1979 - Herman A. Witkin, Carol Moore, Donald R. Goodenough & Patricia W. Cox
1978 - Richard J. Shavelson, Judith L. Hubner & George C. Stanton




Call for Award Nominations

Deadline: October 13, 2022

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