Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2015 ─ The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the selection of 23 scholars as 2015 AERA Fellows. AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. The 2015 Fellows, listed below, were nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the association’s elected governing body. They will be inducted on Friday, April 17, during the AERA 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. They join 579 current AERA Fellows.

“We are thrilled to honor these 23 scholars for their commitment to excellence in research and for their significant contributions to the field,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “AERA Fellows emphasize to new scholars the importance of sustained research of excellence and exemplify the highest professional standards.”

2015 AERA Fellows

Debra D. Bragg, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignXinyin Chen, University of PennsylvaniaCynthia Coburn, Northwestern UniversityCarol Connor, Arizona State UniversityAntonia Darder, Loyola Marymount UniversityPeggy A. Ertmer, Purdue UniversityGustavo Fischman, Arizona State UniversityEllice Forman, University of PittsburghRogers Hall, Vanderbilt UniversityHilary Janks, Witwatersrand UniversityAdrianna Kezar, University of Southern CaliforniaFred A.J. Korthagen, Utrecht UniversityZeus Leonardo, University of California – BerkeleyJeff MacSwan, University of MarylandStephen May, University of AucklandMichele S. Moses, University of Colorado – BoulderWalter C. Parker, University of WashingtonRobert A. Rhoads, University of California – Los AngelesAnna Sfard, University of HaifaCharol Shakeshaft, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichard Wagner, Florida State UniversityGeoff Whitty, Institute of Education, University College LondonFrank Worrell, University of California – Berkeley

About AERA

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

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