Ted Hamann named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association

Ted Hamann

Ted Hamann named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association

05 Mar 2020    

Edmund ‘Ted’ Hamann, professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln, has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

AERA fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. The individuals are nominated by their peers, selected by a fellows committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the association’s elected governing body. Hamann will join 11 others being inducted as new fellows on April 18 during the AERA annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. They join 665 current AERA fellows. The first 360 fellows were selected in 2008, including Ralph De Ayala and Kurt Geisinger, current professors in the Department of Educational Psychology at Nebraska. Only 12 to 20 fellows have been inducted every year since 2008.

“It’s quite an honor to be added to this list and I am quite humbled by it,” Hamann said. “The existing list of fellows include some of the people I have long most admired in education research, including Terri McCarty [UCLA], who coordinated my nomination, and Guadalupe Valdés [Stanford] and Stanton Wortham [Boston College] who also wrote on my behalf. Many thanks to them.” 

“There is no question that Professor Hamann has made outstanding contributions to the field of education,” noted Valdés’ letter. “His work focusing on immigrant-origin students schooled in both American and Mexican schools has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the challenges faced by transnational students in two very different educational contexts.”

Hamann has been at Nebraska since 2005, advancing through the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and professor, a role which he has held since 2014. In 2018, along with two Mexican colleagues, he was recognized with AERA’s Division G Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of Social Contexts of Education.

Hamann’s scholarly interests center on how the transnational movement of students and families is responded to by schools, particularly movement between the United States and Latin America. In 2019, Hamann was a Fulbright Garcia-Robles US Scholar at the Tijuana campus (Unidad 022) of the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional where he studied binational higher education collaborations intended to better prepare educators in both the U.S. and Mexico to serve students with school experience in the other country.

Hamann earned a bachelor’s degree in education studies and Latin American studies from Brown University, a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Kansas and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

With more than 25,000 members, AERA is the largest, national, interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning in the world. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

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