Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Assistant Professor Lam Pham Receive 2022 AERA Outstanding Reviewer Award
NC State College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite and Assistant Professor Lam Pham have been selected as 2022 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Reviewers for their work with Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
The multidisciplinary journal publishes scholarly manuscripts of theoretical, methodological or policy interest to those engaged in policy analysis, evaluation and decision making. Egalite has served on the journal’s editorial board since 2020 and regularly reviews new submissions for the publication. Pham has served as a reviewer since 2020.
“Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) is a leading journal in my field. It is known for publishing high-quality, rigorous and policy-relevant research on education policy issues. It is an honor to be invited to weigh in on the methodological and policy implications of research submissions to EEPA that fall within my area of expertise,” Egalite said. “I appreciate the opportunity to offer advice on how to improve the manuscripts I review for EEPA, to help strengthen them so they may contribute in meaningful ways to our field.”
“This award means a great deal because it lets me know that I’m genuinely contributing to the academic conversation in my field,” Pham said. “I think reviewing manuscripts is a crucial service that researchers do for each other because it is a way to confirm that our methods, framing and conclusions speak to the different perspectives that readers bring to our work. As an author, the feedback helps me see nuances that would have never occurred to me otherwise, so I am glad to know that I’m providing some helpful feedback for other researchers as well.”
Egalite’s research focuses on the evaluation of education policies and programs intended to close racial and economic achievement gaps, and her work has examined school choice policy, school size and the diversification of the education workforce. She is currently serving as a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Pham’s research examines policies aimed at building and maintaining an equitable distribution of diverse and effective teachers and principals in chronically low-performing schools. He is currently involved in a grant-funded research partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to recruit, develop and retain teachers in an effort to improve the district’s 10 lowest performing schools.