William R. Penuel, a professor of educational psychology and learning sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Penuel and 21 other scholars were selected based on their notable and sustained research achievements.
The Fellows 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 April 4 during the AERA 2014 annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Penuel’s research interests include curriculum development and theory, early childhood education, STEM education, assessment, after-school programs, and leadership.
“We are pleased to honor these individuals for their significant contributions to education research and to the advancement of the field,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “AERA Fellows exemplify the best of research in terms of accomplishment, quality, mentoring, and the highest professional standards. We welcome the class of 2014 to these ranks.”
American Educational Research Association is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. 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.