ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Education Professor Joyce E. King has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Her term as president begins at the conclusion of AERA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect.
Before arriving at Georgia State, King was professor of education and provost at Spelman College, associate provost at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and associate vice-chancellor for academic affairs and diversity programs at the University of New Orleans. She has received fellowship awards from the American Council on Education, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Institutes of Mental Health.Since 2004, King has been on the faculty at Georgia State, where she holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Her research interests include the role of cultural knowledge, curriculum change and global education.
A native of California, King has a doctor’s degree in the social foundations of education from Stanford University and has a history of active involvement with AERA.
“Her extensive participation with AERA and her knowledge of the association position her well to lead,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We look forward to her continued contributions to AERA and to the field of education research.”
King chaired the AERA Commission on Research in Black Education and became editor of the resulting volume, “Black Education: A Transformative Research and Action Agenda for the New Century,” published in 2005. King edited “Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity and Teaching Diverse Populations: Formulating a Knowledge Base” and co-authored “Black Mothers to Sons: Juxtaposing African American Literature with Social Practice.” She has written numerous book chapters and journal articles.
King will succeed Barbara Schneider, the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology at a Michigan State University. Schneider will assume the AERA presidency and King will become president-elect on May 1, at the close of the association’s 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.