Dr. Mary McVee to Receive AERA Mid-Career Award

Mary McVeeDr. Mary McVee, associate professor from the Department of Learning and Instruction and director of the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), will receive the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division K Mid-Career Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher in the second stage of her or his research career, that is, between 10 and 15 years beyond the granting of the doctoral degree. The award is designed to recognize a significant program of research on important issues in teaching or teacher education.

The selection committee noted that McVee’s scholarly work integrates several strands of literacy education—from work with in-service and pre-service teachers to research on student literacy learning processes—in ways that problematize and expand our knowledge base about the intersection of identity, context, and literacy cognition. The committee also felt that McVee demonstrates a profound commitment to issues of equity—both in public school settings and through her own work mentoring graduate students into the educational research field.

The award will be presented at the Division K business meeting in Philadelphia during the 2014 AERA conference.

April 3, 2014


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