American Educational Research Association Selects Early Career Scholar
Knoxville, TENN – Joshua Rosenberg, an assistant professor of STEM education at the UT Knoxville College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) has received the Early Career Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). His research, quality of scholarship, and impactful work were all leading criteria in his selection for the honor.
Founded in 1916, AERA is an international research society, primarily focusing on the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. With more than 25,000 members representing over 96 countries, AERA is comprised of university faculty, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing agencies and nonprofit organizations. In addition, AERA has 12 divisions, known as Special Interest Groups, or SIGs.
Rosenberg’s award comes from the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning SIG, one of the organization’s largest. Also known as TACTL, the SIG’s mission is to prepare educators to meet the ever-growing technological needs of the 21st century classroom.
“I have seen scholars whose work I admire receive the award and so this is an honor that I did not expect. The award signifies to me that some of my research is beginning to have value to other researchers in the field, which is meaningful to me as an early career researcher,” said Rosenberg.
In addition, Rosenberg serves as a faculty fellow in the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences (CEEMS) in the department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). His primary research interests focus on how learners think about and use data in science education. Student engagement in STEM environments is also an interest area for Rosenberg, especially in the use of technology in teacher development.
“Joshua Rosenberg is most deserving of this award, and I am pleased to see him recognized for his collaborative and innovative work that is making substantial contributions to the field. We are fortunate to have committed scholars like him working together to address the most persistent challenges in education,” said Lynn Hodge, Theory & Practice in Teacher Education department head.
Rosenberg will receive his award in April at the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
“I have been fortunate to be the recipient of incredible support from colleagues and mentors at my institution and other institutions and I am grateful for the fortune of being in such an outstanding position to do the kind of work that I love as an early career scholar,” said Rosenberg.
You can learn more about Joshua Rosenberg and his research here.