Sirin of Applied Psychology Awarded Griffiths Research Award
Selcuk Sirin, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology, is the winner of this year's Griffiths Research Award. The award is in recognition of his article, "Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Review of Research." (It also received the 2006 Review of Research Award by the American Educational Research Association.)
Sirin's research statistically examines the links between social class and school performance in an effort to help professionals better address immigrant and minority children's developmental challenges.
The Griffiths Research Award is presented annually to a faculty member whose research makes a major contribution to his or her discipline. The award was established in 1983 to honor the vision of former Steinhardt dean, Daniel E. Griffiths.