LSU School of Education Faculty Honored by American Educational Research Association

04/09/2014 09:59 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU School of Education Assistant Professor Angela Webb earned first runner-up for the Dissertation Award in Teacher Induction, awarded by American Educational Research Association, or AERA’s, Special Interest Group for Research in Teacher Induction.

Webb earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and teaching with an emphasis in science education in 2012 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is licensed at the master’s level in 9-12 science, and at the bachelor’s level in 9-12 biology with a chemistry endorsement. Webb taught high school science, including biology, physical science and advanced-placement environmental science for four years in Greensboro. Her research interests focus on the preparation, induction and early career development of science teachers.

AERA is a national research society that strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. AERA’s Awards Program is one of the most prominent ways for education researchers to recognize and honor the outstanding scholarship and service of their peers.

AERA represents more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. They work in a range of settings from universities and other academic institutions to research institutes, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing companies and nonprofit organizations. Based on their research, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results.

The assocation is international in scope. Nearly five percent of members reside outside the United States, representing more than 85 countries. More than 28 percent of AERA members are students – approximately 6,500 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. More than 74 percent of members report that education is their primary discipline. Other disciplines represented include psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology and political science.

The LSU School of Education offers graduate and undergraduate programs in curriculum and instruction and in educational leadership, research and counseling. The school’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. Visit the School of Education at

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service, and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014