Dr. Joshi Selected As 2017 AERA Fellow


Written by: Ashley Green (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: February 21, 2017

Dr. R. Malatesha Joshi, professor of reading education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture is among 14 scholars named 2017 AERA Fellows. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) selected these Fellows on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements.

"I am hopeful that my recognition will give more visibility and recognition to TLAC and the College as departments and the College are generally measured with recognitions like this. It is, perhaps, the highest honor bestowed by distinguished researchers about my research and contributions to educational research,” said Dr. Joshi.

The 2017 Fellows, listed below, were nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the association’s elected governing body. They will be inducted on Friday, April 28, during the AERA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. They join 630 current AERA Fellows.

“We are delighted to honor these 14 scholars for their contributions to education research and for their dedication to the field,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “AERA Fellows exemplify the highest standards of excellence through accomplishment, professionalism, and commitment. We welcome the class of 2017 to these ranks.”

2017 AERA Fellows 

  • Randy E. Bennett, Educational Testing Service
  • Angela Calabrese Barton, Michigan State University
  • Jere Confrey, North Carolina State University
  • Stephen L. DesJardins, University of Michigan
  • Pamela Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
  • Shaun R. Harper, University of Pennsylvania
  • Carolyn J. Heinrich, Vanderbilt University
  • Tyrone C. Howard, University of California, Los Angeles
  • R. Malatesha Joshi, Texas A & M University
  • Jonathan A. Plucker, Johns Hopkins University
  • Linda Reddy, Rutgers University
  • Guillermo Solano-Flores, Stanford University
  • Sheila W. Valencia, University of Washington
  • Suzanne M. Wilson, University of Connecticut

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.