Published on 8/8/2012 9:15:00 AM
Ming-Te Wang, who is joining the School of Education faculty in fall 2012, was recently selected as the recipient of research-based awards from both the American Educational Research Association
(AERA) and the American Psychological Association
The first award is on behalf of AERA’s Division E (Human Development and Counseling), which awarded Wang with its Outstanding Research in Human Development honor. AERA, founded in 1916, is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. The award program is a way for education researchers to recognize and honor the outstanding scholarship and service of their peers.
The second honor is the Outstanding Early Career Research Award from APA, a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
Wang will start work as an assistant professor in the Psychology in Education department this fall, and brings with him research in learning motivation and engagement; adolescent development (academic, career, social, emotional, and behavioral development); and adolescent risk and prevention. Prior to joining Pitt, he earned both his MEd and PhD from Harvard University and worked at the University of Michigan as a research scientist.