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Awards

Division A gives out three awards annually in recognition of members’ achievements and contributions consistent with the Division’s purpose and priorities and AERA’s policies and priorities. The three awards are as follows.

Outstanding Dissertation Award

This award is given by the division to recognize outstanding dissertation research appropriate to the field, including the leadership, organization and administration of schools and the preparation of educational leaders. Studies embracing both traditional and alternative conceptualizations and methodologies are welcomed.

 

Outstanding Dissertation Award Winners

  • 2021-- Dr. René Espinoza Kissell; Dr. Julie M. Kallo (Honorable Mention); Dr. Alexis Patrice Little (Honorable Mention)
  • 2020 --  Dr. Phillip A. Smith,  Columbia University (awardee);  Dr. Mollie McQuillan,  Northwestern University (Honorable Mention)   ;  Dr. Shaneé Washington, Boston College (Honorable Mention)   
  • 2019 --
  • 2018 - Laura E. Hernández (awardee);  Anne Lackritz (Honorable Mention); Amanda Heffernan (Honorable Mention)                                                                                    
  • 2017 -- Lauren Bailes
  • 2016 -- Steven Courtney
  • 2015 -- Huriya Jabbar
  • 2014 -- John Meyer
  • 2013 -- Jessica Rigby
  • 2012 -- Catherine O'Brien
  • 2011 -- Anish Sayani
  • 2010 -- Mary de Leon-Denton and Karen Moriyama
  • 2009 -- Vicki Park

Emerging Scholar Award

This award is given by the division in recognition of a pre-tenure scholar who is in the first five years of her his/her career in the professorate and who has made outstanding contributions to the field of leadership, administration, or organizational theory.

Emerging Scholar Award Winners

  • 2021 --  Dr. Miriam Ezzani; Dr. Jason Salisbury
  • 2020 -- Dr. Carrie Sampson – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University (doctorate from UNLV) & Dr. Yinying Wang – Assistant Professor, Georgia State University (doctorate from University of Cincinnati)
  • 2019 --
  • 2018 -- Angela Urick
  • 2017 -- Terrance Green
  • 2016 -- Melissa Martinez
  • 2015 -- Morgaen Donaldson and Moosung Lee 
  • 2014 -- Sarah Diem
  • 2013 -- Jill Koyama
  • 2012 -- Alex Bowers
  • 2011 – Sonya Douglass Horsford
  • 2010 – no award
  • 2009 – George Theoharis

 


Excellence in Research Award

This award is given by the division in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of administration, organizational theory, or leadership.

Excellence in Research Award Winners

  • 2021-- no award
  • 2020 -- Dr. Charol Shakeshaft, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2019 -- no award
  • 2018 -- no award
  • 2017 -- no award
  • 2016 -- Martha McCarthy, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2015 -- Megan Tschannen-Moran, William and Mary
  • 2014 -- Phillip Hallinger,  Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 
  • 2013 - no award
  • 2012 - Perry Zirkel, Lehigh University
  • 2011 – Kenneth Leithwood, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • 2010 – no award
  • 2009 - Joseph Murphy, Vanderbilt University

 

 
 
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2020 Award Committees

Dissertation - Dr. Josh Bornstein (Farleigh Dickinson University) - joshua_bornstein@fdu.edu

Early Career - Dr. Angela Urick (Baylor University) - angela_urick@baylor.edu

Excellence in Research - Dr. Judy Alston (Ashland University) - jalston@ashland.edu

 
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