Austin elected to AERA Council
Ann Austin, professor of higher education at Michigan State University, has been elected to serve as an at-large member of the AERA Council, the legislative and policy-determining body of the American Educational Research Association.
She is one of five new members-at-large elected this year as part of an expansion of the Council from 2 to 6 members-at-large. Austin will assume the position at the end of the 2012 AERA Annual Meeting in Vancouver this April. Her term will last one year.
Austin is known for her research on faculty roles and careers, as well as organizational change and transformation in universities and colleges. She has also focused on improving teaching and learning in postsecondary education, and is co-principal investigator on a national project aimed at developing strong teaching skills for doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
In addition, Barbara Schneider, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education at MSU, was voted as president-elect of AERA. Read more about Schneider.
See the full list of results from the association’s 2012 General Election.