AERA Honors UCLA Education Faculty

UCLA Ed Chair Christina Christie, Sylvia Hurtado, Tyrone Howard, and Minjeong Jeon recognized for research and scholarship; Walter Allen to deliver W.E.B. DuBois Lecture.

Christina (Tina) Christie, chair of the UCLA Department of Education heads a list of UCLA Education faculty to be honored by the American Educational Research Association this month at the organization’s Annual Meeting, Apr. 13-17 in New York City. In addition, Professor Walter R. Allen will deliver the W.E.B. DuBois Lecture on Apr. 15.

Professor Christie has been recognized by AERA with the Research on Evaluation Special Interest Group’s Distinguished Scholar Award, and will be honored at the SIG’s Business Meeting on Saturday, Apr. 14.  The award highlights an individual whose cumulative body of work attends to and advances theory or methods within the field of evaluation.

For Professor Christie’s presentation at AERA, visit this link.

Sylvia Hurtado, former director of the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) and a professor in the Higher Education & Organizational Change Division (HEOC), has been selected for AERA’s Social Justice in Education Award. Established in 2004, the award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and who exemplifies the goal of linking educational research to social equity.

Professor Hurtado will deliver the Social Justice in Education Award Lecture on Saturday, April 14, 7-8 p.m. at the New York Hilton Midtown, 3rd Floor, Mercury Ballroom. For Professor Hurtado’s other presentations at AERA, click here.

Minjeong Jeon, an assistant professor in the division of Social Research Methodology (SRM), has been recognized with the Division D Early Career Award. The award recognizes emerging scholars in quantitative methods in the field of measurement. For Professor Jeon’s presentations at AERA, visit this link.

Tyrone Howard, founding director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at UCLA Ed & IS, is being honored with the Division G Mentoring Award. The award recognizes a scholar or group that has made distinguished contributions in the mentoring of students, undergraduate and Ph.D. students, as well as junior scholars, contributing to the development of a new generation of scholars who focus on social contexts of education. Professor Howard tied for the Mentoring Award with Kakali Bhattacharya, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Kansas State University.

For Professor Howard’s participation and presentation at AERA, click here.

Walter R. Allen will deliver the prestigious W.E.B. DuBois Lecture on Sunday, April 15, 2:45-3:45 p.m., at the New York Hilton Midtown, 2nd Floor, Sutton North. In 2016, Professor Allen, who is Distinguished Professor of Education, Sociology and African American Studies and the the Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education at UCLA, was honored with AERA’s Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award. Recently, he appeared in and served as a consultant for the documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story About Black Colleges and Universities,” which is part of the PBS series, “Independent Lens.” This year, Allen was selected to the National Academy of Education.

For more presentations by Professor Allen at AERA, click here.