Dr. Lois Weis Elected to National Academy of Education

Dr. Lois WeisSUNY Distinguished Professor Lois Weis, from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). The academy advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

In addition to serving on expert study panels that address pressing issues in education, members are also deeply engaged in NAEd's professional development programs such as the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program.

Weis is considered one of the most preeminent researchers in the world today on economic and social class issues as they broadly relate to schools and educational institutions. Her ethnographic research has provided new ways to understand and further study the connections between and among social class, race, gender, schooling, and the global economy, and she is widely known for breaking new theoretical and methodological ground related to these issues.

During her 35-year career Weis has been a prolific scholar, having authored or co-authored 23 books, 60 journal articles, and 45 book chapters. Her research has been supported by generous grants from the Association for Institutional Research, Carnegie Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation, and she has been on the editorial boards of numerous leading journals in education. Most recently Weis served as an editor of the American Educational Research Journal, widely considered the most prestigious research journal in the education field.

Weis is a winner of the outstanding book award from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and has delivered invited lectures worldwide, most recently at Beijing Normal University; Minzou University of China; University of Almeria, Spain; and the University of Southampton, UK.

National Academy of Education

May 14, 2013

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