Nieto Elected to National Academy of Education

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, an honorific society consisting of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

NAEd’s 16 new members were announced March 19 by Michael Feuer, dean of the graduate school of education and human development at George Washington University and president of the academy. The NAEd advances high quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the NAEd consists of 192 U.S. members and 11 foreign associates. 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 such as the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program.

“These individuals represent the rich diversity of fields that study education, and we are honored to welcome them to the National Academy of Education,” Feuer said.

Founded in 1965, the society’s mission is the advance high quality education research and its use in policy formulation and practice.

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