Wilson elected to National Academy

January 22, 2014
Suzanne Wilson, Chairperson, Teacher Education, College of Education

Suzanne Wilson

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Suzanne Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education.

Wilson was among 14 new members announced for 2014. Also on the list is James Spillane, a 1993 graduate of the Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy doctoral program at Michigan State University. He is now the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University.

Wilson, who recently served as chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at MSU, is noted for her extensive research and expertise on teacher learning, teacher knowledge and the connection between educational policy and teachers’ practices. She has worked on numerous panels and projects focused on improving teacher preparation as well as the quality of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) across the nation.

College of Education professors Robert Floden and William Schmidt were previously elected to the National Academy of Education.

Members who are alumni of MSU or former faculty members include Deborah Loewenberg Ball, James A. Banks, David Cohen, Richard Elmore, Frederick Erickson, Magdalene Lampert, Anna Neumann, Annemarie Palincsar, P. David Pearson, Penelope Peterson, Andrew Porter, Stephen Raudenbush, Brian Rowan, Lee Shulman and Clifton Wharton, Jr..