Tyrone Howard Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Tyrone Howard Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council

For Immediate Release
February 24, 2022

Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
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Marla Koenigsknecht, mkoenigsknecht@aera.net
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Tyrone Howard Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council

Washington, February 24, 2022—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 the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Howard joins the AERA Council in 2022–2023 as president-elect. His presidency begins at the conclusion of the association’s 2023 annual meeting.

In addition to being the Pritzker Family Endowed Chair at SEIS, Howard is the director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families and director of the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools. A former elementary and high school teacher, Howard translates research into practice in his professional learning work with thousands of P–12 educators across the United States and several other countries each year. His research focuses on the sociology of schools, teacher education, the education of Black boys, urban education, and educational equity.

Howard has published several books including Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms and Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications, included in publications such as Review of Research in Education, Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, and Journal of Higher Education. He has been featured or quoted by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Education Week, and more.

Howard was elected as an AERA Fellow in 2017 and is a member of the National Academy of Education. He served as an elected member of AERA Council from 2015 to 2018. Howard was section co-chair and equity and inclusion officer for AERA Division G—Social Context of Education, served on the AERA Nominating Committee, and currently chairs the AERA Fellows Committee. Division G presented him its Early Career Award in 2007 and Outstanding Mentoring Award in 2017. He has served on editorial boards for AERA’s peer-reviewed journals Review of Educational Research and American Educational Research Journal.

Upon becoming AERA president in 2023, Howard will succeed Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education at Vanderbilt University. Milner will assume the AERA presidency on April 26, 2022, at the close of the association’s 2022 annual meeting.

Key Members Elected to AERA Council

Along with Howard as president-elect, association members elected several new AERA Council representatives.

Council Members-at-Large

Two prominent scholars were elected to member-at-large positions on the AERA Council, commencing in 2022–2023. They will serve three-year terms.

  • Adrienne D. Dixson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Daniel Solórzano, University of California, Los Angeles

Division Vice Presidents-Elect

Four education researchers were voted as division vice presidents-elect and will join AERA’s 2023–2024 Council, following the 2023 Annual Meeting. They will serve three-year terms.

  • Division B: Curriculum Studies
    Theodorea R. Berry, University of Central Florida
  • Division F: History and Historiography
    Jon Hale,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Division G: Social Context of Education
    Cleveland Hayes, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis  
  • Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools
    Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, University of Houston

Graduate Student Council

Nicole Johnson, a doctoral student at Howard University, was voted chair-elect of the Graduate Student Council and will join the AERA Council in 2023–2024.

Complete 2022 AERA election results are posted on the AERA website.


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