AERA Appoints New Editors for <i>AERJ</i>
AERA Appoints New Editors for AERJ
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 
June 3, 2013                                                  

AERA Appoints New Editors for American Educational Research Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3 — The American Educational Research Association (AERA) today announced the appointment of new editors for the Social and Institutional Analysis (SIA) and Teaching, Learning, and Human Development (TLHD) sections of the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). A very highly ranked, peer-reviewed journal, AERJ publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education.


Teresa L. McCarty 
— currently the George F. Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles — will serve as editor of the journal’s SIA section.


Harold F. O’Neil 
— who is Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education — will be editor of the journal’s TLHD section.

Both McCarty and O’Neil will serve two-year terms with strong teams of associate editors. They will begin to receive manuscripts on July 1 and become editors of record as of January 1, 2014.


In addition to her position at UCLA, McCarty is a professor emerita of education policy studies at Arizona State University. She has extensive editorial experience, having served as editor, coeditor, and associate editor, respectively, of Anthropology and Education Quarterly, the Journal of American Indian Education, and the American Educational Research Journal’s TLHD section.

McCarty’s research, teaching, and outreach focus on educational language policy, Indigenous/multilingual education, youth language, critical literacy studies, and ethnographic studies of education. McCarty is an AERA Fellow. She also has been a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M.

At USC, O’Neil teaches courses in accountability and learning. His research interests include the computer-based teaching and assessment of adaptive problem-solving and collaboration, the role of motivation in testing, and the training effectiveness of simulations and games. Prior to USC, he held research managerial positions in Washington, D.C., at the Defense Advance Projects Agency and the Army Research Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.  

A prolific writer, O’Neil has recently co-edited four books: What Works in Distance Learning: Guidelines (2005), Web-Based Learning: Theory, Research and Practice (2006), Assessment of Problem Solving Using Simulations (2008), and Computer Games and Team and Adult Learning (2008). He is currently co-editing two others. O’Neil is an AERA Fellow, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Sciences.

 

AERJ publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education that constitute significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes. The journal’s SIA section focuses on significant political, cultural, social, economic, and organizational issues in education, while the TLHD section explores the processes and outcomes of teaching, learning, and human development at all educational levels, and in both formal and informal settings.


About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. 

CONTACT: Tony Pals, tpals@aera.netoffice: (202) 238-3235, cell: (202) 288-9333

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