Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles

August 30, 2017

Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd).

His four-year term in the position begins in November 2017, making him one of 10 board members governing the organization.

The NAEd mission is to advance research that improves education policy and practice. Its members, elected by peers, represent the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Floden became a member in 2007. MSU College of Education faculty members Barbara Schneider and William Schmidt also are members.

Floden is a University Distinguished Professor at MSU and a long-standing leader in the fields of teacher education, measurement and quantitative methods, and educational policy. He has conducted influential studies related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and teacher preparation.

In addition, Floden was recently honored for his expertise and contributions to the field of educational psychology. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division 15.

According to the APA, Fellow status is an honor bestowed on members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology.