Four UCLA education faculty members will be honored by the American Educational Research Association at the organization’s annual meeting, April 13–17 in New York City.

Christina Christie, chair of the UCLA Department of Education has been recognized by the association with the Research on Evaluation Special Interest Group’s Distinguished Scholar Award. The award highlights an individual whose cumulative body of work attends to and advances theory or methods within the field of evaluation.

Sylvia Hurtado, former director of the Higher Education Research Institute and a professor in the higher education and organizational change division, has been selected for the association’s Social Justice in Education Award. Established in 2004, the award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and who exemplifies the goal of linking educational research to social equity.

Minjeong Jeon, an assistant professor in the division of social research methodology, has been recognized with the Division D Early Career Award. The award recognizes emerging scholars in quantitative methods in the field of measurement.

Tyrone Howard, founding director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA and associate dean for equity and inclusion at UCLA education and information studies, is being honored with the Division G Mentoring Award. The award recognizes a scholar or group that has made distinguished contributions in the mentoring of undergraduate students and doctoral candidates, as well as junior scholars, contributing to the development of a new generation of scholars who focus on social contexts of education.

For more about the awards, visit the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ website.