Dr. H. Richard Milner IV has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), effective at the end of the 2022 annual meeting.
Milner is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the department of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
Milner’s work focuses on urban and teacher education, particularly on equity and justice. He’s been credited with creating tools for addressing racial opportunity gaps in education, such as the Opportunity Gap Framework, a Researcher Positionality Framework, and a Teachers’ Race Talk Survey.
Other new council members were elected as well, including Dr. Thandeka K. Chapman from University of California, San Diego as a member-at-large; Dr. Linda T. Smith from University of Waikato as a member-at-large; Dr. Lisa De La Rue from University of San Francisco as a division vice president-elect; Dr. Jenny J. Lee from University of Arizona as a division vice president-elect; Dr. Mariana Souto-Manning from Teachers College, Columbia University as a division vice president-elect; and Dr. Sheneka M. Williams from Michigan State University as a division vice president-elect.
Dr. Verónica E. Valdez from University of Utah was elected SIG Executive Committee chair-elect. Andrea (Andii) Layton, a Pennsylvania State University doctoral student, was voted Graduate Student Council chair-elect.