Barbara Schneider named AAAS Fellow

December 15, 2014
Barbara Schneider

Barbara Schneider

College of Education faculty member Barbara Schneider has been named an AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

This national recognition is awarded to researchers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Schneider is one of three Michigan State University scientists to receive the honor this year.

“Our researchers, utilizing their great creativity and expertise, are solving some of the world’s most-vexing problems,” said MSU Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Stephen Hsu. “These individuals are leaders in their disciplines and represent the outstanding quality of work done at MSU.”

Schneider is the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, as well as in the Department of Sociology. She is being heralded for her distinguished contributions to the fields of sociology and education, particularly for advancing knowledge of children’s socialization and development and evaluating educational policy and success.

The other new AAAS Fellows at MSU are:

  • Christoph Benning, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Lee Kroos, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be honored on Feb. 14 during the 2015 AAAS conference in San Jose, Calif.