AERA Travel Scholarships

Division K will award ten $300 travel scholarships to early career scholars and advanced doctoral students in financial need who will be presenting a paper at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX in April.

Applicants must be members of Division K.

Requests should include the following information:

  1. Name, title, and institutional affiliation.
  2. Contact information, including mailing address, phone and email address.
  3. An abbreviated CV (no more than 3 pages).
  4. Copy of AERA acceptance note for paper proposal.
  5. Title of your paper presentation and a short abstract of your paper.
  6. A brief description of your need for travel assistance.

Send materials as ONE PDF document to :Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad, Division K Affirmative Action Chair.

Deadline for submission: March 3 at 5:00PM EST.  Notifications will be made by March 15.


Spotlight: CLAIR Student Susan Chambre, Upcoming Literacy Research Association Presentation

CLAIR student Susan Chambre (currently in the dissertation phase of the program), is presenting qualitative data from her Capstone project which was successfully defended in Spring 2016.  These results will be shared at the Literacy Research Association’s 2016 annual conference in Nashville, TN (Nov 30- Dec. 3) titled “Effects of Print Referencing on Vocabulary Learning”.  She will be co-presenting with Dr. Linnea Ehri from the CUNY Graduate Center and Fordham’s own Dr. Molly Ness.
Susan’s research explores the effects of print referencing, explicitly drawing a student’s attention to print, on vocabulary learning. Based on previous work by Rosenthal & Ehri (2008) and Ricketts, Bishop, and Nation (2008), she conducted an experimental study with 45 1st graders using print referencing to teach novel vocabulary words. Although no statistically significant difference was found between explicit exposure and implicit exposure, implications about vocabulary learning and print exposure will be discussed.
Congratulations Susan!

PhD Program Launched

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education announces the launch of the PhD in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research.

Guided by the belief that education should be transformative, the PhD program in CLAIR is a unique program that fosters ethical, versatile, and collaborative scholars who embrace multiple paradigms of inquiry to understand and improve contemporary learning environments.

Graduates of the program are prepared for a variety of roles including, instructional leaders, teacher educators, program evaluators, educational researchers, academics, and professionals who work in industries that design educational materials, curriculum and assessments.

The challenges of the 21st century are complex and solutions call for thoughtful, knowledgeable leaders and creative, cooperative responses. By working together across disciplines the PhD program in CLAIR will provide a model for collaboration among scholars to address the multi-faceted challenges of education in a complex, globalized world.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

The Graduate School of Education will be accepting Fall 2012 applications for the doctorate in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research shortly.  For more information visit or contact the GSE Office of Admissions at 212-636-6400 or