An AERA Trifecta
Teachers College faculty members Jeffrey Henig and Anna Neumann and emeritus faculty member Edmund W. Gordon were honored at the 91st annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held in
the first week of May. Denver
Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education, was presented with AERA’s Outstanding Book Award for Spin Cycle: How Research Is Used in Policy Debates: The Case of Charter Schools (Russell Sage Foundation/The Century Foundation, 2008). The award recognizes an outstanding book in education research and development. Spin Cycle explores the complex debate over school choice and examines how research, as well as public discourse, has evolved over the past 15 years.
Anna Neumann, Professor of Higher Education, was awarded AERA’s Exemplary Research Award by Division J (Higher and Postsecondary Education) in honor of her career-long research accomplishments, including publications emanating from studies of professors’ intellectual careers, doctoral students’ learning of research, college teaching and learning, and academic cultures and leadership. Neumann was also noted for having modeled outstanding research mentorship of doctoral students.
Gordon, TC’s Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education, was recognized for his distinguished career that spans seven decades. The AERA announcement of the award said that Gordon “has made a significant impact on education research and practice and the pursuit of educational equity and achievement for urban minority children.”
This year’s AERA meeting, which drew more than 13,000 education researchers from 60 countries, was themed “Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World.”previous page