AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2015 Slates for Offices
AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2015 Slates for Offices
December 2014

2015 Reports from AERA and Division
Nominating Committees

This is the official announcement of reports from the 2015 AERA and Division Nominating Committees, developed in accordance with Article VII, Section 2, of the Association Bylaws. Additional nominations for the office of AERA President-Elect and Member-at-Large may be submitted to the Executive Director by written request of five percent (5%) or more of the voting members of the Association. Additional nominations for a division office may also be submitted to the Executive Director by written request of five percent (5%) or more of the voting members of that division. All such nominations must be received by the Executive Director by January 22, 2015.

A biographical statement for each candidate will be posted on the AERA website.

See below for Election Regulations – Candidate Campaigning Policy.

E-mail notification of electronic balloting will be sent to all voting AERA members in February 2015. Because of the positive response to the use of electronic ballots and the resulting increase in participation since 2007, the AERA Council approved the elimination of the provision of dual paper and electronic ballots, effective in 2009. AERA voting members who wish to receive their customized ballot in print form by postal mail should contact the AERA Central Office by e-mail at; by postal mail at American Educational Research Association, Attn: Governance, 1430 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005; or by phone at (202) 238-3200.

AERA Nominating Committee: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings (Chair), Greg Duncan, Louis Bertrand Gallien, Jr., Pamela L. Grossman, and Stafford Hood

Nominees for Office of President-Elect: Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland – College Park; Vivian L. Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania; Henry M. Levin, Teachers College, Columbia University

Nominees for Office of Member-at-Large (3-year term; two candidates to be elected): Greg J. Dimitriadis, University at Buffalo-SUNY; Chance W. Lewis, University North Carolina – Charlotte; Carla D. O’Connor, University of Michigan; Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University

Division B:

Curriculum Studies: Nominating Committee: Denise Taliaferro Baszile (Chair), Vonzell Agosto, Wayne Au, Kirsten Edwards, Walter S. Gershon, Nichole Guillory, Cheryl E. Matias, Roland W. Mitchell, Suniti Sharma, and Luis Urrieta Jr.

Nominees for Office of Secretary: Julie Gorlewski, SUNY – College at New Paltz; Crystal T. Laura, Chicago State University; Debbie Sonu, Hunter College, CUNY

Division C:

Learning & Instruction: Nominating Committee: Gale M. Sinatra (Chair), Patricia A. Alexander, Richard E. Mayer, and Margaret G. McKeown

Nominees for Office of Secretary: Panayiota Kendeou, University of Minnesota; Kimberly A. Lawless, University of Illinois at Chicago

Division E:

Counseling and Human Development: Nominating Committee: Dorothy L. Espelage (Chair) and Cynthia Hudley

Nominees for Office of Vice President: Rodney K. Goodyear, University of Redlands; Melissa K. Holt, Boston University

Division F:

History and Historiography: Nominating Committee: Linda M. Perkins (Chair), Judith R. Kafka, and Laura K. Munoz

Nominees for Office of Secretary: Dionne Danns, Indiana University; David A. Gamson, Penn State University

Division G:

Social Context of Education: Nominating Committee: Elizabeth M. Dutro (Chair), Dolores Calderon, Thandeka K. Chapman, Stacey J. Lee, Brendesha M. Tynes

Nominees for Office of Secretary: Vichet Chhuon, University of Minnesota; Tambra O. Jackson, University of South Carolina

Division H:

Research, Evaluation, & Assessment in Schools: Nominating Committee: Judy Arter (Chair), Faith Connolly, Joseph M. O'Reilly, and Zollie Stevenson Jr.

Nominees for Office of Secretary: Ildiko I. Laczko-Kerr, Arizona Charter Schools; Bradley J. McMillen, Wake County Public Schools; Thy Nguyen, Norfolk Public Schools

Division I:

Education in the Professions: Nominating Committee: Dorthea H. Juul (Chair), Ilene B. Harris, Danette W. McKinley, and Ara Tekian

Nominees for Office of Secretary: Linda Behar-Horenstein, University of Florida; Monica M. Cuddy, National Board of Medical Examiners

Division J:

Postsecondary Education: Nominating Committee: Laura W. Perna (Chair), Sharon L. Fries-Britt, Jacob Gross, Karen K. Inkelas, and Maricela Oliva

Nominees for Office of Vice President: Ana M. Martinez-Aleman, Boston College; Gary D. Rhoades, University of Arizona

Division K:

Teaching and Teacher Education: Nominating Committee: Kenneth M. Zeichner (Chair), Alfredo J. Artiles, Keffrelyn D. Brown, Elizabeth Birr Moje, and Penelope L. Peterson

Nominees for Office of Vice President: Sarah J. McCarthey, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Katherine Schultz, Mills College

Division L:

Educational Policy and Politics: Nominating Committee: William A. Firestone (Chair), Jane Hannaway, Jose Felipe Martinez, and Sheneka M. Williams

Nominees for Office of Vice President: Lora A. Cohen-Vogel, University of North Carolina; Gerardo R. Lopez, Loyola University New Orleans

Election Regulations – Candidate Campaigning Policy
(Approved by AERA Council, April 2011)

The following sets forth the campaigning policy to guide candidates and the American Educational Research Association through the election process.

  • The biographical sketch accompanying each ballot shall be the primary mechanism for a candidate to provide the AERA voting membership with information regarding his/her qualifications. Biographical sketches (with or without personal statements) of candidates are limited to 350 words for officers who also serve on the AERA Council by virtue of their roles and 200 words for all other candidates.
  • AERA discourages campaigning by candidates and their supporters. Nothing in this policy precludes campaigning as long as campaigning does not include, directly or indirectly, using any of the means of communication with members made available through the Association and does not involve the material expenditure of funds by candidates or their supporters. Candidates are encouraged to seek guidance from the Executive Director or her or his designee in areas of uncertainty.
  • Candidates who have access to AERA information or the tools and technology of the Association may not use them to campaign (e.g., a division vice president or SIG chair who is a candidate for another AERA position urging constituents to vote).
Any violation of these regulations shall be reported immediately to the Executive Director. If the allegations are substantiated to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, then the matter shall be referred to the AERA Ethics Committee for consideration in accord with the procedures of that committee. A finding of fault can lead to disciplinary action.
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