Early Career Publication Award
Nominations for 2011 Award Due October 15, 2011
The Division for Research seeks nominations for the 2011 Early Career Publication Award. This award recognizes an outstanding research publication by an individual within five years after completing the doctorate. Nominations are sought across all areas of Special Education as well as all forms of research methodology. The Early Career Publication Award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony and Reception of the Division for Research at the Annual CEC Convention in the spring of 2011. We invite colleagues to nominate candidates for recognition by October 15, 2011.
Nomination Procedure: To nominate an individual for recognition, please email the following materials to the Chair of the Early Publication Award Committee by October 15, 2011:
A. A copy of the article being submitted for recognition.
B. Letter of nomination in which the nominator provides an assessment of the article identifying the research method, the quality of the research, how the study extends the knowledge base, and the impact of the publication. If the article submitted has multiple authors, the contributions of the nominee to the publication must be clearly identified. The nomination letter is not to exceed three pages in length.
C. A copy of the current resume for the nominee.
Materials should be submitted to Janette Klingner, Chair of the Early Career Publications Award Committee, and must be received by October 15, 2011.
Janette Klingner, Ph.D.
1. The person nominated for recognition must have completed the doctorate within five years prior to October 15 of the nomination deadline. For example, individuals nominated by October 15, 2010 must have completed the doctorate since October 14, 2005.
2. The article under consideration must have been published within five years prior to the October 15 nomination deadline.
3. The person nominated must be sole or first author of the article.
4. The article must be published in a peer-refereed journal prior to the October 15 deadline (i.e., "in press" papers will not be considered).
5. The article must be a primary research report (reflecting any research methodology), a meta-analysis, or a research review. It may not be a chapter, theoretical paper, or position or issue article.
Review Process: A three-person subcommittee of the DR Awards Committee will initially review all articles submitted in accordance with the nomination guidelines. Current members of this subcommittee are: Janette Klingner, Rollanda O'Connor, and Terrance Scott. The subcommittee will screen the pool of articles submitted and create a short list. Evaluations may be solicited from appropriate scholars in the field based on the topics investigated in the articles constituting the short list. Feedback from these scholars to the subcommittee will be considered and a final decision reached on the recipient(s).
Previous Recipients of the DR Early Career Publication Award
DR is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Powell, of Vanderbilt University, has been named the recipient of DR's 2011 Early Career Publication Award. Dr. Powell completed her doctorate in March, 2009 at Vanderbilt University and received the award for the following article: Powell, S.R., & Fuchs, L.S. (2010). Contribution of equal-sign instruction beyond word-problem tutoring for third-grade students with mathematics difficulty. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102, 381-394.
Past recipients of this award include Brian Reichow (Yale Child Study Center), Karrie Sogren (University of Illinois), Ya-Yu Lo (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Andrew Roach (Georgia State University), Terry Scott (University of Louisville), Wendy Murawski (Cal State Northridge), and Margaret Beebe-Frankenberger (University of Montana).