AERA Leadership
AERA Leadership
  Executive Director
Felice J. Levine

Felice J. Levine is Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association. Previously she was Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association. She was also Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Senior Research Social Scientist at the American Bar Foundation. She holds A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Chicago.    

Executive Director's  Statement on AERA  


Tyrone Howard

Tyrone Howard, a professor of education in the School of Education and Information Studies (SEIS) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been voted president-elect of AERA in 2022. His presidency began at the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting.

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Janelle Scott

Janelle Scott, professor and the Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley, in the School of Education, was voted president-elect in 2023. Her presidency begins at the conclusion of the 2024 Annual Meeting.

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Immediate Past President
Rich Milner

H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, was voted president-elect of AERA in 2021. His presidency began at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting.

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Honorary President
Edmund W. Gordon

Edmund W. Gordon, a distinguished education researcher renowned for his pioneering scholarship on the gaps in education opportunities and supports for children of color and low-income students, was named AERA honorary president. Gordon, the first person in AERA’s 105-year history to receive this recognition, was installed as honorary president at the association’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

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Past Presidents

AERA Presidents 1915 - 2020 

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