The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its awards for 2022.
Early Career AERA Division C: Dr. Katie Muenks, Ph.D. '16, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. This award recognizes an early-career individual or small collaborative team that is engaged in research that combines practice and advocacy.
Early Career AERA Division G: Dr. Sophia Rodriquez, assistant professor in the Minority and Urban Education specialization in the Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership. Dr. Rodriguez's interdisciplinary scholarship, drawing on tools from education, anthropology, and sociology, asks questions about the social and cultural contexts of education policy and practice. This award recognizes an individual in the early stages of her or his career (no later than 10 years after receiving a doctoral degree) whose research focuses on the social contexts of education.
Outstanding Dissertation, National Council on Educational Measurement: Dr. Kaiwen Man, Ph.D. '20, graduated from the doctoral program in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. He is currently in his second year as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research in the Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. This annual award recognizes a dissertation that makes an outstanding contribution to methodology in educational research.
Outstanding Graduate Student In-Progress Research Poster AERA Division D: Ashani Jayasekera is a Ph.D. student in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Howard Community College where she teaches statistics. This award is presented to a graduate student who has shared their in-progress research during a poster session.