Michele Moses, associate dean for graduate studies and professor in the University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Education, is among 23 top scholars named as the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2015 fellows. In an organization of more than 25,000 members, the new scholars join only 579 current and emeritus fellows previously recognized for their contributions within and beyond their fields of research.
AERA Fellows are carefully selected for their substantial, sustained, and interdisciplinary research accomplishments. The rigorous process requires initial nomination by peers outside of the nominee’s home institution, selection by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approval by the AERA Council.
Moses, who also was recently elected to the board of The John Dewey Society, is a philosopher of education concerned with advancing equal opportunity through more equitable education policies, especially with regard to access to higher education. As a Fulbright Scholar, she has analyzed affirmative action policies across six continents. Her work as a National Academy of Education/ Spencer Fellow has led to her most recent book, “Living With Moral Disagreement: The Enduring Controversy About Affirmative Action” (University of Chicago Press, 2016). Moses also has been recognized with CU’s Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award and The Best Should Teach Gold Award.
Moses joins several CU-Boulder colleagues who have been recognized with this honor. As of last year, the proportion of the School of Education’s faculty that has been named fellows of AERA was second only to Stanford. Shepard notes this distinction as evidence of the School of Education’s outstanding faculty and their national recognition in education research.