Dr. Goldrick-Rab Receives AERA 2017 Award for Education Research

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology, has been awarded the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This award is in recognition of the lifelong achievement of Palmer O. Johnson as a dedicated educator, and further in recognition of his pioneer work in educational research and methodology. The award is given for an outstanding article appearing in an AERA-sponsored publication.

Dr. Goldrick-Rab, Katharine M. Broton (University of Wisconsin-Madison), James Benson (Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education) co-authored “Working for College: The Causal Impacts of Financial Grants on Undergraduate Employment” in September of 2016.

“This year’s award winners exemplify commitment to the study and practice of education,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are proud to honor their outstanding scholarship and service to the field.”

AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at the fifth annual Awards Luncheon, April 29, at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.