Pitt SOE Faculty Recognized at AERA Conference

A pair of University of Pittsburgh School of Education faculty members received early career awards over the weekend at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in New York.

Lindsay Page, PhD, assistant professor of research methodology, was named the 2018 Division L Early Career Award recipient, while Gina Garcia, PhD, assistant professor in higher education and student affairs, was recognized with the Early Career Scholar Award from the AERA Hispanic Research Issues SIG.

Page receive the award based on her work on summer melt, the utility of nudges in getting students on track to college and keeping them there and methodological advances in the identification of effects moderation and mediation.

Garcia was the recipient of the accolade given annually to honor the research contributions of beginning national and international scholars who conduct research related to Hispanic/Latina/o/x issues in education.

In addition, a trio of faculty members were named outstanding reviewers for different publications were recognized as part of the AERA conference. Garcia was named the Kofi Lomotey Outstanding Reviewer for the exceptional quality, depth, and breadth of reviews completed during the 2017-2018 academic year to the journal, Urban Education. She joins Sean Kelly, PhD, and H. Richard Milner, PhD, who were named outstanding reviewers for the – American Educational Research Journal and Educational Researcher, respectively.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. AERA’s more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research.