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Thomas More Brennan Chair Andrew Hargreaves received Leaning Forward’s Contribution to the Field award in recognition of his work in professional learning development. Hargreaves received the award—the highest distinction the organization bestows on an individual—for his research on the effects of educational reform on secondary schools and teachers. He accepted the honor last December, at Leaning Forward’s annual conference in Atlanta, where he was also the keynote speaker. Leaning Forward was formerly known as the National Staff Development Council.

The American Counseling Association recognized Professor David Blustein with its Extended Research Award, given each year to an association member who has conducted and published research of interest and significance to the counseling profession for 10 years or more.

Philip G. Altbach, Lynch School Monan Professor of Higher Education and director of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, has been elected a fellow of the International Academy of Education.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) International Center executive directors Ina Mullis and Michael Martin signed a memo of understanding in April with the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, formalizing its longstanding relationship with Boston College. The association is dedicated to improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry on education evaluation and by promoting dissemination and practical application of research.

Assistant Professor Zhushan “Mandy” Li received the 2011 American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Division D Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Loglinear Models as Item Response Models.” AERA Division D Measurement and Research Methodology promotes excellence in the design, execution, and dissemination of research on educational measurement, methodology, psychometrics, and on interpretive, statistical, and mixed methods and applications.

Marilyn Cochran-Smith, the John E. Cawthorne Millennium Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, received the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s David Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education. The award was given in recognition of her contributions to educator preparation, particularly her latest book, Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation (Teachers College Press, 2009), co-authored with Susan Lytle.

Professor Rebekah Levine Coley, who was promoted this spring to full professor, also recently won a $900,000 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant to study the link between housing and the well-being of children from low-income families.

Assistant Professor Katherine McNeill won the 2011 National Association for Research in Science Teaching’s Early Career Research Award, given each year to a researcher who demonstrates the potential to make outstanding and continuing contributions to educational scholarship early in his or her career.