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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

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

Rasch Measurement SIG

Benjamin Drake Wright Senior Scholar Award

2020
 

Carol M. Myford
Emerita Profesor, University of Illinois at Chicago

For outstanding programmatic research and mentoring in Rasch measurement.

Religion and Education SIG

Dissertation Award

2020
 

Alice Chan, Ph.D.
Centre for Religious Literacy

"Exploring a Potential Connection Between Religious Bullying and Religious Literacy in Modesto and Montreal Public Schools"

Distinguished Achievement Award

2019  
 

Michael D. Waggoner
University of Northern Iowa

Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

Kevin J. Burke
University of Georgia

Research Use SIG

Excellence in Research to Practice Award

2020
 

Dr. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple
University of Delaware

For the quality, breadth, and depth of the work of Dr. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple in the fields of research use and communication, this award was earned.

Research in Mathematics Education SIG

Early Career Publication Award

2020
 

Jonee Wilson
North Carolina State University

Nicole Louie
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Distinguished Scholar Award

2019  
 

Dr. Judit Moschkovich
University of California, Santa Cruz

Early Career Publication Award

2019  
 

Dr. Annie Garrison Wilhelm
Southern Methodist University

For the paper entitled "Mathematics Teachers' Enactment of Cognitively Demanding Tasks: Investigating Links to Teachers' Knowledge and Conceptions" in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

Research in Reading and Literacy SIG

Graduate Student Award for Literacy Research Excellence

2020
 

Catherine Lammert
University of Iowa

Graduate Student Award for Literacy Research Excellence

2019  
 

Laura Beth Kelly
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Miranda Fitzgerald
University of Michigan

Honorable Mention for the Graduate Student Award in Literacy Research Excellence

2019  
 

Cassie Brownell
University of Toronto

Research on Evaluation SIG

Distinguished Scholar Award

2020
 

Marvin Alkin
UCLA

Distinguished Scholar Award

2019  
 

Melvin Hall
Northern Arizona University

Research on Giftedness Creativity and Talent SIG

Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award

2020
 

Jeff Allen
ACT Inc.

Jonathan Wai
University of Arkansas

Pathbreaker Award

2019  
 

Jaret Hodges
Duke TIP

The Path Breaker Award is given in recognition of collaborative research by a scholar and graduate student who co-author an article related to giftedness, creativity, or talent that is published in a journal not traditionally or regularly focused on these fields.

Pathbreaker Award

2019  
 

Juliana Tay
Purdue University

The Path Breaker Award is given in recognition of collaborative research by a scholar and graduate student who co-author an article related to giftedness, creativity, or talent that is published in a journal not traditionally or regularly focused on these fields.

Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education SIG

Catherine D. Ennis Outstanding Scholar Award

2020
 

Darla M. Castelli
University of Texas at Austin

Exemplary Paper Award

2020
 

Cláudio Filipe Guerreiro Farias
University of Porto

Stephen Harvey
Ohio University

Peter Andrew Hastie
Auburn University

Isabel Maria Ribeiro Mesquita
University of Porto

Ferias, C.F.G., Harvey, S., Hastie, P.A., & Mesuita, I. M.R. (2019). Effects of Situational Constraints on Students' Game-Play Development Over Three Consecutive Sport Education Seasons of Invasion Games, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24(3), 267-286.

Lawrence F. Locke Graduate Student Award

2020
 

Carrie Safron
Teachers College, Columbia University

The Outstanding Scholar Award

2019  
 

Nate McCaughtry
Wayne State University

Exemplary Paper Award

2019  
 

Victoria A. Goodyear; Kathleen M. Armour; Hannah Wood
University of Birmingham

 

The Lawrence F. Locke Graduate Student Award

2019  
 

Dillon Landi
Towson University

Research on Teacher Induction SIG

The Dissertation Award in Research on Teacher Induction

2020
 

Trista Hollweck
University of Ottawa

A Patchwork Quilt: A qualitative case study examining mentoring, coaching, and teacher induction in the Western Québec School Board

Research on Women in Education SIG

Willystine Goodsell Award

2020
 

Dr. Michelle Knight-Manuel
Teachers College, Columbia University

Willystine Goodsell Award

2019  
 

Adrienne Dixson
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Dr. Sung Tae Jang
University of Minnesota

For his dissertation titled, "Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes of Southeast Asian Female Secondary School Students"

Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award

2018  
 

Crystal Chen Lee
North Carolina State University

Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans SIG

Distinguished Researcher Award

2020
 

OiYan Poon, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Early Career Award

2020
 

Jia Grace Liang, Ph.D.
Kansas State University

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Mike Hoa Nguyen, Ph.D.
University of Denver

Distinguished Researcher Award

2019  
 

Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University

With gratitude for the ways in which you have uplifted our community, mentored scholars and practitioners, and paved the way for the future

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Edward Curammeng, PhD
University of California Los Angeles

Portraits of Praxis: Lessons from Filipino American Teachers Rooted in Ethnic Studies

Marissa Largo, PhD
University of Toronto, ON

Unsettling Imaginaries: The Decolonial Diaspora Aesthetic of Four Contemporary Filipinx Visual Artists

Rural Education SIG

Career Achievement Award

2020
 

Michael Corbett
Acadia University

The Dissertation Award in Rural Education

2020
 

Melyssa L. Fuqua
Monash University

The Dissertation Award in Rural Education–Second Place

2020
 

J. Kessa Roberts
Ohio State University

School Community, Climate, and Culture SIG

Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Field of School Climate

2019  
 

Dandan Chen
University of Delaware

Gordon Capp
University of Southern California

School Turnaround and Reform

School Turnaround and Reform (STaR) Emerging Scholar Award

2019  
 

Henry Tran
University of South Carolina

Awarded by the AERA STaR SIG's 2019 Leadership Team for an outstanding contribution in the field of School Turnaround and Reform

Science Teaching and Learning SIG

Graduate Student Research Award

2020
 

Harini Krishnan
Florida State University

Initiation and Sustenance of Disciplinary Engagement in Biology: How do Students Sense-make in Science

Second Language Research SIG

Dissertation Award in Second Language Education Research

2020
 

Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz
San José State University

Mid-Career Award in Second Language Research

2020
 

Rebecca Callahan
The University of Texas at Austin

Second Language Leadership through Research Award

2020
 

Ofelia García
Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Service-Learning and Experiential Education SIG

Outstanding Conference Submission Award

2020
 

Dr. Allison Blosser
High Point University

Pam Greene
Communities in Schools High Point

Rev. Dr. Joe Blosser
High Point University

In recognition of your commitment to high quality scholarship, furthering the field of community-engaged teaching, learning, and research for the betterment of education and communities. ""How Can I Uproot the System?"" Justice-Oriented Outcomes From Community-Based Research in Schools

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

2020
 

Roudy Hildreth, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder

Tafadzwa Tivaringe
University of Colorado Boulder

In recognition of your commitment to high-quality scholarship furthering the field of community-engaged teaching, learning, and research for the betterment of education and communities. Beyond ""Critical"" Instruction: The Challenges of Addressing Social Hierarchies Through Service-Learning

Leadership Through Research Award

2019  
 

Margaret R. Hawkins
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mid-Career Award

2019  
 

Lorena Llosa
New York University

Megan Madigan Peercy
University of Maryland - College Park

Dissertation Award

2019  
 

Emily Machado
University of Washington

Outstanding Student Paper Award

2019  
 

Marc Kuly
The University of Winnipeg

Social Emotional Learning SIG

Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Social and Emotional Learning Research

2020
 

Kate Kennedy
University of Southern California

Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Social and Emotional Learning Research

2019  
 

Nancy Duchesneau
Michigan State University

Social Studies Research SIG

Early Career Award

2020
 

Dr. Ashley Woodson
University of Missouri-Columbia

Outstanding Paper Award

2020
 

Dr. Diana Hess
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Jeremy Stoddard
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Paul Fitchett
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Teaching about the 2018 US Midterms Elections: A National Survey of Social Studies Teachers

Sociology of Education SIG

Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award

2020
 

Anthony M. Johnson
Harvard University

"I Can Turn It on When I Need To": Pre-college Integration, Culture, and Peer Academic Engagement among Black and Latino/a Engineering Students

Elizabeth G. Cohen Distinguished Career in Applied Sociology of Education Award

2019  
 

James Rosenbaum
Northwestern University

Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award

2019  
 

Jaymes Pyne
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Special and Inclusive Education Research SIG

Distinguished Researcher Award

2020
 

Lauren E. Lindstrom. Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Outstanding Dissertation Award

2020
 

Dr. Ariana Riccio
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Dr. Carlyn Mueller
Vanderbilt University

Distinguished Researcher Award

2019  
 

Dr. Michael F. Giangreco
University of Vermont

For helping people 'EVOLVE' and experience 'quality of life'

Outstanding Student Research Award

2019  
 

Dr. Jolan Smith
California State University Long Beach

For "Lessons Learned: Collaboration with School Psychologists Within a Juvenile Detention Setting"

Stress, Coping, and Resilience SIG

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper Award

2020
 

Hallie Fox
The George Washington University

Jendayi Dillard
University of Texas at Austin

Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG

Graduate Student Research Award

2020
 

Andrew Holmes Perry
The Ohio State University - Columbus

HELP-SEEKING AND HELP-GIVING IN POST-SECONDARY PHYSICS: THE ROLES OF COURSE CONTEXT AND GENDER

Lisa Bäulke
University of Augsburg

ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL CONTEXT: A MULTIVARIATE TWO-LEVEL ANALYSIS OF HIGHER-EDUCATION COURSES

Lisa M. Ridgley
Duke University

TASK DIFFICULTY AND SELF-REGULATED LEARNING (SRL): THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF DIFFICULTY

Olena Kryshko
University Duisburg- Essen

THE ROLE OF MOTIVATIONAL SELF-REGULATION AND STUDENT MOTIVATION IN PREDICTING SATISFACTION WITH ACADEMIC STUDIES

Soojeong Jeong
Utah State University

CHANGES IN SELF-REGULATED LEARNING PROFILE DURING A PEER-BASED INTERVENTION IN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Poster Award

2020
 

Juan Zheng
McGill University

Shan Li
McGill University

Susanne P. Lajoie
McGill University

EMOTION OR EMOTION VARIABILITY: WHAT MATTERS TO STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE IN CLINICAL REASONING

The Barry J. Zimmerman Award for Outstanding Contribution

2020
 

Timothy J. Cleary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR EXCEPTIONAL THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Barry J. Zimmerman Award for Outstanding Contribution

2019  
 

Anastasia Kitsantas
George Mason University

IN RECOGNITION FOR YOUR EXCEPTIONAL THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL APPLICATIONS OF SELF-REGULATED LEARNING ACROSS DIVERSE DISCIPLINES

Graduate Student Research Award

2019  
 

MeganClaire Cogliano
Nevada State College

Impact of a Retrieval Practice Intervention on Undergraduates' Monitoring and Control Processes Using Feedbac

Graduate Student Research Award

2019  
 

Sarah Davis
University of Victoria

Examining the Interplay between Psychological Well-Being and Self-Regulated Learning around Academic Challenges

Graduate Student Research Award

2019  
 

Yeo-eun Kim
The Ohio State University

An Evaluation of the Distinction between the Four Areas of Self-Regulated Learning

Poster Award

2019  
 

Tova Michalsky
Bar-Ilan University

Preservice Teachers' Professional Vision for and Capacity to Teach Self-Regulated Learning: Effects of Scaffolding Level

Supervision and Instructional Leadership SIG

Distinguished Paper Award

2020
 

Jo Beth Jimerson
Texas Christian University

Sarah Quebec Fuentes
Texas Christian University

The Role of Leadership Content Knowledge in the Provision of Instructional Feedback

Distinguished Research Award

2019  
 

Helen M. Hazi
West Virginia University

Teaching History SIG

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

2020
 

Jenni Conrad
University of Washington

Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning SIG

Best Paper Award

2020
 

Joan Hughes
The University of Texas at Austin

Yin Hong Cheah
The University of Texas at Austin

Paper title: K-12 Teachers' Technology Adoption to Promote Equitable Learning: A Literature Review by Yin Hong Cheah and Joan Hughes

Early Career Scholar Award

2020
 

Carol Johnson
University of Melbourne

Early Career Scholar Award

2019  
 

Torrey Trust
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Best Paper

2019  
 

Ai-Chu Elisha Ding, Krista Glazewski, Faridah Pawan
Ball State University, Indiana University, Indiana University

Reflecting on Instructional Practices Multimodally during Video-Based Reflective Tasks

Best Paper

2019  
 

Michael J. Nelson, Nathan A. Hawk
The Ohio State University - Columbus, The Ohio State University - Columbus

The Impact of Field Experiences on Prospective Preservice Teachers' Technology Integration Beliefs and Intentions

Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning SIG

Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award

2020
 

Sam von Gillern
University of Missouri

Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award

2020
 

Evrim Baran
Iowa State University

Fazilat Siddiq
University of South-Eastern Norway

Jo Tondeur
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Ronny Scherer
University of Oslo

TICL Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award

2019  
 

Eric G. Poitras
McGill University

TICL Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award

2019  
 

Doris L. Baker, Ulla Richardson, & Jarkko Hautala
Southern Methodist University, Boulder Learning Inc., University of Jyvaskyla

Test Validity Research and Evaluation SIG

Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar

2020
 

Carol A. Chapelle
Iowa State University

In recognition of Dr. Chapelle's seminal contributions to validity theory and validation practices in language testing and assessment

Vocabulary SIG

Notable Vocabulary Researcher Award

2020
 

James F. Baumann
University of Missouri

Student Vocabulary Research Paper

2020
 

Ming-Yi Hsieh
National Chiao Tung University and The Ohio State University

Notable Vocabulary Researcher Award

2019  
 

Dr. Catherine E. Snow
Harvard Graduate School of Education

In Recognition of Her Important Contributions to Vocabulary Research

Student Vocabulary Research Paper Award

2019  
 

JeanMarie Farrow
Temple University

In Recognition of Her Scholarship in Vocabulary

Workplace Learning SIG

Exemplary Dissertation Award in Workplace Learning

2020
 

Lisa Jasinski
University of Texas, Austin

William Carrell
University of Texas, Tyler

Writing and Literacies SIG

The Steve Witte Lifetime Achievement Award

2020
 

Sarah Warshauer Freedman
Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Steve Cahir Early Career Award for Research on Writing

2019  
 

Dr Jennifer VanDerHeide
Michigan State University, Department of Teacher Education

This award is for excellence in early scholarship in writing and literacies research.
 
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