Thompson Elected President of National Academy of Educational Research

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Dr. Sherwood Thompson, assistant dean of the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently elected president of the National Academy of Educational Research by the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research.

The NAER promotes excellence in educational research through scholarly presentations and exchange at AAER conventions and conferences and through other means that include publications, the preparation of special reports bearing upon public policy, news releases, press conferences and other media relations, special recognition of outstanding educational researchers, obtaining contracts and grants for pre-and-post doctoral fellowships and courses for outstanding researchers developing and promoting policies for federal and state funding of educational research.

The AAER recently concluded its 11th annual conference on Hutchinson Island, Fla. The AAER emphasizes the importance of research and encourages the integration of inquiry processes and findings across disciplines and fields in Education.

Thompson is also a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Published on November 12, 2010