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New Researchers Named to National Academy of Education

Fourteen researchers have joined the ranks of the National Academy of Education this week.

The National Academy gathers American and international education researchers to discuss trends and issues in the field.

"The newly elected members are preeminent leaders in their respective areas of educational research, and we are honored to welcome them to the Academy," said Michael Feuer, president of the academy, in a statement.

The new members are:

  • Prudence L. Carter, an associate professor of education and the director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University, who studies urban education and the achievement gap;
  • Edgar Epps, a professor of educational policy and community studies at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, who studies social mobility and education;
  • Sarah W. Freedman, an education professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who studies literacy in multicultural classrooms;
  • Louis Gomez, the chairman of the education department at the University of California at Los Angeles, who studies cognitive science and the uses of technology in learning;
  • Elizabeth B. Moje, the associate dean for research and community engagement at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who studies how students develop cultural identity in writing;
  • Pedro Noguera, an education professor at New York University, who studies how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions;
  • Sean F. Reardon, an education professor at Stanford University, who studies the achievement gap;
  • James Spillane, a professor in learning and organizational change, in human development and social policy, and in learning sciences at Northwestern University, who studies leadership practices at urban schools;
  • William G. Tierney, the co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, who studies how to improve K-20 connections;
  • Judith Torney-Purta, a professor of human development and quantitative methodology at the University of Maryland at College Park, who studies civic engagement and education;
  • Deborah L. Vandell, the founding dean of the University of California at Irvine, who studies early childhood development and education;
  • Amy Stuart Wells, a sociaology and education professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, who studies race and educational policies;
  • Suzanne M. Wilson, the director of the College of Education's Center for the Scholarship of Teaching at Michigan State University in East Lansing, who studies teacher education; and
  • Hiro Yoshikawa, the professor and co-director of the Institute on Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings at the New York University, who studies globalization and education.

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