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Henig and Neumann Are Elected Members of the National Academy of Education

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Anna Neumann

Anna Neumann, Professor of Higher Education

Jeffrey Henig

Jeffrey Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education

Teachers College faculty members Jeffrey Henig and Anna Neumann have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education for their contributions to educational research and policy development.

Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education, is Chair of TC’s Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis. His work has focused on privatization and school choice, race and urban politics, the politics of urban education reform and the politics of education research. He is the author of Spin Cycle: How Research Is Used in Policy Debates, The Case of Charter Schools (Russell Sage Foundation/The Century Foundation, 2008), which won the 2010 Outstanding Book Award of the American Education Research Association. He also co-edited, with TC faculty member Henry Levin and Katrina E. Bulkley of Montclair State University, Between Public and Private: Politics, Governance, and the New Portfolio Models for Urban School Reform  (Harvard Education Press, 2010).

Neumann, Professor of Higher Education and Director of TC’s Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education, has focused her research on, among other things, teaching and learning in urban colleges and universities serving first-generation learners. Her most recent book, Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), analyzes the scholarly learning and development of 78 early midcareer professors in diverse disciplines and fields and working at five major American research universities. Neumann has been named a Fellow of the American Education Research Association (AERA) for "exceptional scientific and scholarly contributions to education research" and "significant contributions to the field."  She is a recipient of the AERA Division J Exemplary Research Award presented to scholars “whose published research has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and understanding in the field of higher education.”  She also is the immediate past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Henig and Neumann were among 12 new education leaders elected to NAEd membership.

“The newly elected members are preeminent leaders in their respective areas of educational research, and they are recognized for the extraordinary influence that they have had on education in the U.S. and abroad,” said TC President Fuhrman, who also serves as NAEd President.

The NAEd advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.


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