Fourteen Education Leaders and Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Education 

Mar 20, 2024

The National Academy of Education announced today that 14 exceptional education leaders and scholars are elected to membership in the Academy. The new members listed below represent a wide range of expertise in education research and policy: 

Catherine Bradshaw 
University of Virginia 

Angela Calabrese Barton 
University of Michigan 

Carl Cohn 
Claremont Graduate University 

Christine Cunningham 
Museum of Science 

Nell Duke 
University of Michigan and Stand for Children 

Kara Finnigan 
University of Michigan and Spencer Foundation 

Joyce King 
Georgia State University 

Pamela Morris-Perez 
New York University 

Susan Sheridan 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Joel Westheimer 
University of Ottawa 

Melanie Cooper 
Michigan State University 

Melanie Killen 
University of Maryland 

Anne Marie Núñez 
University of Texas at El Paso 

Allan Wigfield 
University of Maryland 

Carol Lee, president of the National Academy of Education said: “We are delighted to welcome these diverse and trailblazing education leaders to the Academy. Their guidance will help expand our research and professional development endeavors.”  

The National Academy of Education advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The Academy consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected based on outstanding scholarship or leadership related to education. Nominations are submitted by individual Academy members once a year for review and election by the organization’s membership. In addition to serving on expert study panels that address pressing issues in education, members are also deeply engaged in the Academy’s professional development fellowship programs. 

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