Nine Education Researchers Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Nine Education Researchers Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 2022

Nine education researchers, including former AERA President William F. Tate, have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy announced the 2022 election of 261 individuals as new members on April 28.

The newly elected education researchers are:

  • Walter R. Allen, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Carl A. Cohn, Claremont Graduate University
  • Thomas A. DiPrete, Columbia University
  • Susan M. Dynarski, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Patricia C. Gándara, University of California, Los Angeles
  • C. Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University
  • Diana Slaughter Kotzin, University of Pennsylvania
  • William F. Tate, IV, Louisiana State University
  • Suzanne M. Wilson, University of Connecticut

Founded in 1780, the academy is an honorary society that is dedicated to recognizing excellence and relying on expertise to advance the public good. Accomplished individuals across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors are selected to shape the future and advance the common good.

“Hats off to these extraordinary scholars for this important honor,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “They represent the highest quality of work in the education research community. Through their election into the academy, they will help advance knowledge produced by the field and its application to the most complex problems that we face today.”

More than 13,500 members have been elected since the founding of the academy. They are leaders in every field and profession. Tate joins several other AERA past presidents in the academy, including Deborah Loewenberg Ball, James A. Banks, Linda Darling-Hammond, Kris D. Gutiérrez, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Carol D. Lee, Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Lauren B. Resnick, Lee S. Shulman, Catherine E. Snow, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

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