Professors of Educational Research SIG 81
Professors of Educational Research SIG 81
SIG Purpose
The purpose of the SIG is to promote and maintain discussions about the latest approaches, theories, methods, and practices relevant to educational research philosophy and methodology (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and to generate and disseminate knowledge about effective practices for teaching educational research. The SIG also will promote dialog and collaboration with other social/behavioral science fields in discussing, generating, and promoting advances in research practices.
Message from the SIG Chair

Welcome to the Professors of Educational Research SIG

Our community welcomes faculty and students who are interested in and/or engaged with the work of teaching educational research at any level. We seek to improve our professional practice in teaching educational research, evaluate our work and teachings against changing understandings to better meet the needs of all of our students, and ultimately support our students and colleagues in learning about and engaging with high quality educational research. 

This work is dynamic, in that we seek to respond to the needs of our students and the field of education research at large. 

This work is reflective in that we continue to explore ways to improve our practice, acknowledging where we need to make changes and striving to do better for our students. 

This work is collaborative as we share our experiences and understandings as a professional collective to expand our knowledge as professors of educational research. 

We welcome all of you who are interested in the teaching and learning of educational research, whether your current role is that of student or faculty, higher education administrator or P-12 teacher. Whatever context you bring to this work you have a place in this SIG and we welcome your contributions and collaboration with us! 

Sarah L. Ferguson, Chair 2021-2022

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA 

Who We Are

SIG Officers


Sarah L. Ferguson, Rowan University,

Program Chair

Kristina N. LaVenia, Bowling Green State University,


Norma A. Guzmán, Texas A&M Kingsville,

Past Chairs

Marta Sánchez 2020-2021, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Courtney McKim, 2019-2020, University of Wyoming

Maria Vasquez, 2018-2019, Florida Atlantic University

Professors of Educational Research SIG Outstanding Paper Award

This award will be presented to the conference paper deemed to be most outstanding. The award will be presented at the Business Meeting the year after the paper is presented at the conference.
Key Initiatives

The 2021-2022 Executive Committee is exploring opportunities to expand the focus of our SIG, specifically to include more graduate student members and engage in shared meaning making about the teaching and learning of educational research.