By Joanie Harmon | February 14, 2019
UCLA professors of education Teresa McCarty and Sylvia Hurtado have been elected to the National Academy of Education, bringing the number of UCLA education faculty who are academy members to 19. An induction ceremony for new members will take place during the National Academy’s annual meeting in November.
“Our departments are home to extraordinary scholars working at the highest level of excellence and influence,” says Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wassserman Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. “The entire GSE&IS community joins me in congratulating Professor Sylvia Hurtado and Professor Teresa McCarty on their election to the National Academy of Education — the world’s most august academy in their respective fields of scholarship. We are indeed gratified that this year again UCLA and Harvard lead the roster of new members elected to the academy.”
“It is a profound honor to join such an esteemed group of scholars, including many from our own UCLA community, in an organization dedicated to using research to improve education policy and practice,” McCarty said. “I especially look forward to NAE’s mentorship activities, and to furthering reciprocal research partnerships with Indigenous and other underrepresented communities.”
McCarty is the Alice Wiley Snell Professor Emerita of Education Policy Studies, and former co-director of the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University. From 1989 to 2004, she served as professor of language, reading and culture, and interim dean within the college of education, and co-director of the American Indian Language Development Institute, all at the University of Arizona. She is a Kellogg Foundation national fellow and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the Society for Applied Anthropology, and the International Centre for Language Revitalization