The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently announced their newly elected members, including six National Academy of Education members. Congratulations to our members who have received this honor:

Stephen J. CeciCornell University
Susan R. GoldmanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
David L. KirpUniversity of California, Berkeley 
Roy D. PeaStanford University
Margaret Beale SpencerUniversity of Chicago
Hirokazu YoshikawaNew York University

Full press release is available online.

Alfredo J. Artiles will publish The SAGE Handbook on Inclusion and Diversity in Education (with Schuelka, M., Johnstone, C., & Thomas, G.) (forthcoming). Artiles participated in various sessions at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Toronto, Canada that included Co-chair of the Presidential session “Contested citizenships: Knowledge, race and politics within an educational context;” panelist at the Division G Vice-Presidential Session: “Division G at 50 years – VP reflections on changing social contexts of education across the decades,” and presented a paper titled Uses of inclusion amidst structural violence: Evidence from Malawi and Guatemala.

Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty recently won the best book 2019 award from the School Social Work Association of America for their two practice and intervention books; 

Astor, R.A., Jacobson, L., Wrabel, S., Benbenishty, R., & Pineda, D. (2018) Welcoming practices: Creating schools that support students and families in transition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Astor, R.A. & Benbenishty, R. (2018) Mapping and monitoring bullying and violence: Building a safe school climate. New York: Oxford University Press.

The new scientific version that focuses on new methods, analyses, and theoretical developments was just published recently: Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Bullying, school violence, and climate in evolving contexts: Culture, organization and time.  New York: Oxford University Press.

James A. Banks gave the opening keynote address at the “Education for All International Conference on Supporting the Learning and Teaching of Young Multicultural Learners” that was held at the Education University of Hong Kong, April 17-18 2019. Banks will give a keynote address at the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME) conference that will be held in Seoul, Korea May 22 to May 24, 2019. The theme of the KAME conference is “Multicultural Education and Diversity: Driving the Potential in Changing Societies in a Globalizing World.” Banks will also give a keynote address in the Seventh International Conference on Teacher Education, “The Story of Innovation in Teacher Education,” at the MOFET Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 24 to June 26, 2019.

Howard Bloom received an award as outstanding reviewer for Education Researcher, and co-authored a paper on generalizing educational impact estimates from regression discontinuity designs conditionally accepted for publication in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.  

Michelene Chi, a Foundation Professor and the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, has been named a Regents’ Professor. She is one of four ASU professors to have the title conferred this year, joining the 3 percent of ASU faculty members who have received the accolade.

Making the announcement, ASU President Michael Crow said, “These four new professors are recognized by their peers as being at the very zenith of their fields represent the outstanding faculty we have here at Arizona State University. Their transformative scholarship has contributed to our understanding of the world, and this latest honor is extremely well deserved.”

In July, Chi was named the winner of the 19th David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science. Often called “the Nobel Prize in Cognitive Science,” the award is presented annually to an individual or team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition. Her Rumelhart award marked the first time the prize has been given to a researcher in the cognitive science of education. The Rumelhart announcement said Chi, “more than once has challenged basic assumptions about the mind and defined new approaches that have shaped a generation of cognitive and learning scientists. Chi’s work has taught us the importance of relating our science to the real world, and specifically to education. She has done so with the rigor of the lab, but without losing sight of the richness of qualitative data, the complexities of real-world content or the social context within which learning typically occurs.”

Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College, gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in February, 2019. The keynote was based on her co-authored book, Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (Cochran-Smith, Cummings Carney, Stringer Keefe, Burton, Chang, Fernández, Miller, Sánchez & Baker, Teachers College Press, 2018), which has won three awards: 2018 Critic’s Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association; the 2019 AERA/Division K Exemplary Research Award; and, a 2019 book award from the Society of Professors of Education. 

Jeffrey R. Henig (along with Rebecca Jacobsen and Sarah Reckhow) published Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics (Harvard Education Press, 2019). Drawing on campaign contribution data, interviews with school board candidates, and media coverage of election issues in five cities, the book explores what happens when battles fought among national interest groups percolate downward into local politics.

Diana Hess is co-chairing the University of WI System’s Task Force for Advancing Teacher and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin to address the challenge of declining numbers of students enrolled in teacher certification programs relative to the demand for teachers. She recently accepted an invitation to serve on the AAU’s Strategy for Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Advisory Board to develop ways for AAU member institutions to effectively respond to harassment and discrimination concerns in the workplace. Diana is a Principal Investigator on a new one-million dollar Mellon Foundation grant to research the impact on students and instructors of The Discussion Project, a professional development program at UW-Madison, designed to 1) build the capacity of higher education instructors to engage students in high-quality classroom discussions, and 2) examine the feasibility of scaling up The Discussion Project to other institutions. During the month of February, Diana participated in an external program review of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

David Klahr has had chapters appear in three different volumes:

Zimmerman, C. & Klahr, D. (2018).  “Development of scientific thinking.” In J. Wixted (Series Ed.), The Stevens’ Handbook of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, S. Ghetti (Ed.), Vol. III. Developmental & Social Psychology.  

Klahr, D., Zimmerman, C., & Matlen, B. (2019). “Improving Students’ Scientific Thinking.” In J. Dunlosky & K. Rawson (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education. Cambridge University Press. 

Klahr, D. & Siler, S. (2019). “Teaching basic experimental design with an intelligent tutor.” In Kuhl, P., Lim, S., Guerriero, S. & van Damme, D.  Developing Minds in the Digital Age: Towards a Science of Learning for 21st Century Education, Educational Research and Innovation, OECD Publishing, Paris. 

In addition, he wrote a kind of op-ed piece on a common misinterpretation of Donald Stokes’ book on Pasteure’s Quadrant that might be of interest to NAEd members:

Diana Slaughter Kotzin was identified as one of 10 trailblazing Women of Color in the April 2019 issue of the American Psychological Association (APA), Monitor on Psychology (cir 118,000). This issue identified 10 Women of Color who were “leaders” for whom the “more inclusive field of psychology wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and determination of this earlier generation of women of color researchers.” Margaret Beale Spencer and Diana Slaughter Kotzin were two of the 10 identified “trailblazers.” Published during Women’s History Month, the article is entitled “Leading the Way.”

Marcia C. Linn has been named Evelyn Lois Corey Professor of Instructional Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sonia Nieto‘s latest book, co-authored with her daughter, Alicia López – Teaching, A Life’s Work: A Mother/Daughter Dialogue (Teachers College Press, 2019) – was published in January. Nieto also wrote a book chapter – “Reimagining Teacher Education to Promote Relationships of Caring and Advocacy: Finding a Way Back to Hope” for the Wiley Handbook of Freire, edited by Carlos Torres (Postdoctoral 1990) (2019). In addition, she wrote the foreword for Engaged Classrooms: The Art and Craft of Reaching and Teaching All Learners (Engaged Schools, 2019). In April 2019 Nieto was interviewed by Willian DeJean for the Unleash Learning system (Australia): She participated in 3 sessions at the AERA annual meeting, including a Presidential Circle, “Sage Up: A Dialogical and Healing Space for Reimagining Education”; a Presidential Session, “Raising Our Voices,” focused on Latinx Teacher Educators; and a Memorial session dedicated to Professor María Torres-Guzmán. In June, Nieto will give a keynote address at the Boston College Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools annual conference.

Jeannie Oakes, Senior Fellow, Learning Policy Institute and Presidential Professor Emeritus, UCLA, received the Horace Mann League’s Outstanding Public Educator award in February 2019, a Presidential Citation at AERA in April, and the Education Law Center’s Education Justice Award also in April.  Oakes’ most recent book (with Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of Learning Policy Institute Researchers), Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning, was published by Harvard Education Press in April 2019.

Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center, was presented with the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Law at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 3, 2019: His NYU Press book, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of The DREAM Act and DACA is forthcoming in 2019. Olivas has retired from the University of Houston Law Center, after 37+ years, including nearly two years as President of the University of Houston-Downtown. After surgeries in the Fall, he and his wife will retire to his hometown, Santa Fe, NM. He will continue his entertainment law workshops for young musicians, and will begin the 7th year of his weekly NPR radio show, THE LAW OF ROCK AND ROLL: .

David Olson has self-published an academic memoir entitled “A mind in the making; A memoir” through Amazon and Kindle.

Roy Pea received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of The University: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. He published a new book, Niemi, D., Pea, R., Saxberg, B., & Clark, R.E. (2018). (Eds.). Learning Analytics in Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing; as well as several new articles:

Pea, R., & Cole, M. (2019). “The living hand of the past: The role of technology in development.” Human Development, 62(1-2), 14-39;

Markowitz, D. M., Laha, R., Perone, B. P., Pea, R. D., & Bailenson, J. N. (2018). “Immersive virtual reality field trips facilitate learning about climate change.” Frontiers in Psychology9, 2364;

Schneider, B., Sharma, K., Cuendet, S., Zufferey, G., Dillenbourg, P., & Pea, R. D. (2018). “Leveraging mobile eye-trackers to capture joint visual attention in co-located collaborative learning groups.” International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning12, 1-21;

Grover, S., & Pea, R. (2018). “Computational thinking: A competency whose time has come.” In S. Sentance, E. Barendsen & C. Schulte (Eds.), Computer science education: Perspectives on teaching and learning (pp. 19-38). London: Bloomsbury.    

Laura W. Perna’s article, “The role of educational research in Congressional hearings” (co-authored with Kata Orosz and Daniel Kent) appears in the February 2019 issue of the American Educational Research Journal.

Diane Schanzenbach delivered the keynote address at the 2019 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) annual conference in Kansas City. The address was entitled “Lessons for Broadening School Accountability under the Every Students Succeeds Act.”  

William Schmidt wrote and published a book, Schooling across the globe: What we have learned from 60 years of mathematics and science international assessments. He also wrote a number of articles which were submitted in numerous scholarly journals including: Journal of Curriculum Studies, International Journal of Science and Math Education, and Journal of Teacher Education. He also was invited to give lectures both nationally and internationally. Some of these lectures took place in London, England for the Minister of United Kingdom Department of Education; Beijing, China for the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China; Stockholm, Sweden for The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and The Wenner-Gren Foundations, and Paris, France for the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development. Additionally he served as a Senior Foreign Expert for the Chinese National Assessment.

Donna Shalala was elected to Congress Fl-27. Shalala serves as a member of Education and Labor Committee 

Judith Singer was invited to give the Hedges Lecture at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Robert Slavin was awarded the 2019 AERA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education.

Margaret Beale Spencer was named the recipient of the 2018 American Psychological Association Division 7 (Developmental Science) as well as 2018 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Distinguished Contributions to Developmental Science.  In addition, she was featured in the April 2019 edition of Monitor on Psychology for her role in pushing the boundaries for women of color in the field of psychology.  She has also been invited to serve as one of the 2020 American Psychological Association (APA) Master Lecturers.  In 2019, she was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco published Humanitarianism and Mass Migration in January:

William F. Tate delivered the inaugural Distinguished Graduate College Lecture at Arizona State University titled, “Disrupted: Graduate Education and the Democratic Project.” He was a featured speaker at the 2019 Fair Housing Conference in St. Louis. Tate co-authored with Mark Hogrebe “Residential Segregation Across Metro St. Louis Districts: Examining the Intersection of Two Spatial Dimensions” in AERA Open. He penned the essay “We will be watching: Algorithms and African American life” that appeared in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

William G. Tierney received the Howard Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.  He offered invited lectures on “The Role of the University in Creating and Maintaining a Civil Society” at the University of Hong Kong and on “The Tensions Surrounding Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the University” at Guangzhou University (China).  He gave the 41st Pullias Lecture on “Higher Education for Democracy” in March, and “Higher Education’s Role in Advancing Democracy” at the University of California at Riverside in April.  He is currently in residence in Bellagio, Italy courtesy of the Rockefeller Foundation writing a book on the topic of higher education and democracy.

Judith Torney-Purta will receive the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences presented by the ICPSR Council at the University of Michigan (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research).  This award honors Warren Miller’s lifetime of contributions to the social sciences. Previous award winners have included Heinz Eulau (who taught the first political psychology course Judith took as an undergraduate) as well as other scholars who were among the first generation of researchers in the political socialization field with her, such as M. Kent Jennings.   The award will be presented at the ICPSR meeting in mid-October in Ann Arbor.  

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