April 16, 2019

Penn GSE makes its mark on AERA's annual conference

Penn GSE was well-represented at the American Education Research Association’s 2019 annual meeting. 

Penn GSE faculty and students were featured in more than 75 panels and presentations at the meeting, which brings together the leading researchers studying education today.

Ed Brockenbrough received AERA’s 2018-2019 Division G Early Career Award. The award recognizes an individual in the early stages of her or his career, no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree. AERA’s Division G is focused on the social context of education, and the award acknowledges Brockenbrough’s contributions in this focus area. 

As a researcher and teacher-educator in Penn GSE’s Collaboratory for Teacher Education, Brockenbrough helps apprentice teachers navigate tough questions around identity, difference, and power in hopes of giving them the kind of foundation to examine their practice that many of the men in his study felt they needed.

Manuel González Canché led a professional development seminar on how qualitative researchers can use some quantitative techniques. Teaching in Penn GSE’s higher education programs, González Canché brings an innovative set of tools — including econometric, geospatial, and network analysis methods — to study the structural factors that influence minority and at-risk students' likelihood of success, including less access to financial, academic, and social resources.

Gerald Campano, Amy Stornaiuolo, and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas directed another professional development seminar for international scholars seeking to publish in English-medium journals. The trio recently began editing Research in the Teaching of English, considered by many to be the preeminent journal in the field.