On March 29, 2019, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced the winners of its 2019 awards for excellence in education research. Among the many talented names was our very own Dr. Stephanie Davis, lecturer in the Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department! Dr. Davis teaches a range of literacy courses in TEHE. She works with undergraduates in the Elementary Education Program as well as students in the Masters In Literacy Education Program, and collaborates with local schools to provide professional development in Word Study and various other literacy support.
Dr. Davis, along with a team of seven education professionals from across the country, won the Review of Research Award for their work titled “Teachers’ Instructional Adaptations: A Research Synthesis,” Review of Educational Research, Volume 88, April 2018. The award was given in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in the Review of Research in Education or the Review of Educational Research.
Dr. Davis’s research teammates are Seth A. Parsons (George Mason University), Margaret Vaughn (University of Idaho), Roya Qualls Scales (Western Carolina University), Melissa A. Gallagher (University of Louisiana, Lafayette), Allison Ward Parsons (George Mason University), Melissa Pierczynski (Grand Valley State University), and Melony Allen (Alamance-Burlington School System).
AERA honored the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at the Awards Ceremony and Celebration, April 7, at the AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
“This year’s award winners exemplify commitment to the study and practice of education,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are proud to honor their outstanding scholarship and service to the field.”
Read the full press release here.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
AERA’s more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. They work in a range of settings from universities and other academic institutions to research institutes, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing companies, and nonprofit organizations. Based on their research, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results.
AERA is international in scope. Nearly 14% of members, representing over 96 countries, reside outside the United States. Over 30% of AERA members are students—approximately 7,750 graduate students and 230 undergraduate students. Over three-quarters (78%) of AERA members report that education is the field of their highest degree. Other disciplines represented by AERA members include psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.