CED Student Recognitions at AERA 2023

April 17, 2023

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) held the in-person program of their annual meeting in Chicago, IL, last week. Several College of Ed graduate students (along with fellow Spartans) were recognized for their achievements:

  • Amber Lawson and Rebecca Witte, both doctoral candidates in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, are recipients of Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. Their paper, titled “The Joy and Justice of Juneteenth,” examined how Juneteenth is represented in children’s books.
  • Daman Chhikara, a doctoral candidate in the Education Policy program, is a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the SIG for Research in Mathematics Education. Chhikara’s research examined how student-teacher relationships and racial identities interact to shape educational experiences for diverse student groups.
  • Andii Layton, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program, is serving as chair on the AERA Graduate Student Council while Andrew Utter, a doctoral student studying education policy is serving as a representative for Division L — highlighting education policy and politics.

Read more about AERA 2023 via the College of Education.