Martin A. Simon, professor of mathematics education in the department of teaching and learning, has been named one of 67 new fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the national interdisciplinary association of 25,000 education researchers. Simon, whose research focuses on understanding the processes by which students develop math concepts through activity, joins Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck, who was named a Fellow in 2008, as one of AERA’s 471 Fellows.
AERA Fellows are selected in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. The Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected by the Fellows Program Committee.
Simon, along with the other Fellows named this year, will be inducted on Saturday, May 1, 2010 during AERA’s 91st Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
For details and a complete list of fellows, please visit the AERA Web site.