Howard Stevenson and Nancy Hornberger elected to the National Academy of Education

March 15, 2021
Howard Stevenson and Nancy Hornberger

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced Friday that Penn GSE’s Howard Stevenson and Nancy Hornberger have been elected to join the National Academy of Education, an organization dedicated to advancing high quality education research and its use in policy and practice.

Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, is a nationally sought expert on how racial stress and racial trauma can affect every stage of life. He is Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative, a research, program development, and training center that brings together community leaders, researchers, authority figures, families, and youth to study and promote racial literacy and health in schools and neighborhoods.

Hornberger, Professor Emeritus of Education, is internationally known for her work in bilingualism and biliteracy, ethnography and language policy, and Indigenous language revitalization. She researches, lectures, teaches, and consults regularly on multilingual education policy and practice in the United States and the Andes (Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador) and has also worked in Brazil, China, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and other parts of the world. 

The pair join Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, Professor Laura Perna, Professor Emeritus John Fantuzzo, Professor Vivian Gadsden, former Dean Andy Porter, Professor Emerita Diana Slaughter-Kotzin, and Penn President Amy Gutmann, a secondary faculty member of Penn GSE, in the Academy.

"Howard and Nancy have made unparalleled contributions to research and practice that have positively impacted young people, their families, and the field of education more broadly," said Dean Grossman. "I am delighted that they have been selected for this prestigious honor."

Stevenson and Hornberger will be elected along with 20 other new members at NAEd’s November Annual Meeting. 

“This diverse group of scholars is at the forefront of those who are improving the lives of students in the United States and abroad through their outstanding contributions to education scholarship and research,” NAEd President Gloria Ladson-Billings said in a March 11 press release.

 The NAEd advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The Academy consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. Nominations are submitted by individual Academy members once a year for review and election by the organization’s membership. 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.