College of Liberal Arts

Sociologist Chandra Muller Named 2014 AERA Fellow

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Chandra Muller, professor of sociology and Population Rsearch Center associate at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Muller is among 22 scholars nationwide named to the 2014 class in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

Nationally recognized for her research on the effects of education across the lifecourse, Muller has authored several articles and books, including “Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth.”She is currently studying the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond. Go to this website for more details about her “High School and Beyond” research.

She has served as chair of the American Educational Research Association's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award Committee, chair of the Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association, and on the editorial boards of the journals Social Forces and Social Problems. Most recently, she was elected into the 2014-16 Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Council.

Muller will be inducted on Friday, April 4 during the AERA 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

“We are pleased to honor these individuals for their significant contributions to education research and to the advancement of the field,” says AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “AERA Fellows exemplify the best of research in terms of accomplishment, quality, mentoring, and the highest professional standards. We welcome the class of 2014 to these ranks.”


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