MSU at AERA: At a Glance

April 14, 2015

Faculty members and graduate students from Michigan State University will travel to Chicago, Ill., for the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. International and domestic researchers will attend the April 16-20 event to share and discuss research across numerous education disciplines.

Here is a look at the key honors and appointments involving College of Education researchers.

Awards and honors: 

  • Angela Calabrese Barton, professor of teacher education, has been chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for 2014 for having helped edit the American Educational Research Journal‘s section on Social and Institutional Analysis. Calabrese Barton joins other scholars in receiving the award, which recognizes individuals who rendered outstanding professional service to their respective journals, AERA and education research.
  • Tonya Bartell, assistant professor of mathematics education, is the recipient of the Division K Mid-Career Award. Division K, the teaching and teacher education division, recognizes an outstanding researcher in the second stage of their research career (10-15 years post-doctoral degree). Bartell’s research focuses on issues of culture, race and power in mathematics teaching and learning.
  • For his outstanding scholarship contributing to advancement of theory, research and practice on cooperative learning, Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology, will receive the Outstanding Contributions to Cooperative Learning Award. The award is given by the AERA Special Interest Group (SIG) Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research and Practice (SIG #26).
  • “Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities,” co-edited by Django Paris, associate professor of language and literacy, will receive the 2015 Outstanding Book Award from Qualitative Research (SIG #82). The book, from Sage Publications, examines what it means to conduct research for justice with marginalized youth and communities.
  • Paris will also receive the 2015 AERA Division G Early Career Award, which recognizes an individual in the early stage of their career and whose research has advanced the study of education and social contexts. He studies languages, literacies and literatures among youth of color in the context of demographic and social change. He is particularly concerned with educational and cultural justice as outcomes of inquiry and pedagogy.


For those attending AERA, plan to stop by the College of Education’s AERA reception from 8:00 to 11:55 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in the Fairmont Hotel‘s Imperial Ballroom (200 N. Columbus Drive). Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are welcome to enjoy good food, refreshments and great music from the college band, Against School Violence.

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