The National Academy of Education (NAEd) has announced Assistant Professor of Economics and Education Alex Eble and two Teachers College alumni among the 2019 winners of its prestigious NAEd/Spencer Fellowships, which provide funding and professional development to early-career education researchers.

Alex Eble

Alex Eble, Assistant Professor of Economics and Education (View bio from NAEd)

Eble and TC alumna Gabrielle Oliveira (Ph.D. ‘15, M.A., Anthropology and Education)—who was also a lecturer at TC in 2014-2015—received postdoctoral fellowships; while Aldo Anzures Tapia (M.A.‘14, International Educational Development), Katherine Soojin Cho (M.A. ’16, Sociology & Education) and current doctoral candidate Qiao (Anna) Wen were awarded dissertation fellowships.

Qiao (Anna) Wen

Qiao Wen, a doctoral candidate in the economics and education program at Teachers College. (View bio from NAEd)

The NAEd/Spencer Fellowships support scholars whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education, at the national and international levels. Postdoctoral Fellows will receive $70,000 to focus on their research and attend professional development retreats. This year, the 30 postdoctoral fellows were selected from a pool of 221 applicants.

Gabrielle Oliveira

Gabrielle Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Foundation of Education, Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College (View bio from NAEd)

The 35 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellows — selected from a pool of roughly 420 applicants — will receive $27,500 for a period of up to two years to complete their dissertations, and also attend professional development retreats.

Katherine Soojin Cho

Katherine Soojin Cho, a doctoral candidate in Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles. (View bio from NAEd)

“The NAEd/Spencer Fellowship Programs cultivate the next generation of education scholars by funding their research projects and providing resources to strengthen their research and research training, including mentorship from NAEd members,” says NAEd President Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings. “We consider these fellows to be among the best in their respective fields, and I look forward to working with them in the coming year.”

Aldo Anzures Tapia

Aldo Anzures Tapia, doctoral candidate in Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania (View bio from NAEd)