Two Washington University in St. Louis faculty in Arts & Sciences have been elected as the newest members of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) for outstanding scholarship on education.
William F. Tate and Carol Camp Yeakey are the first Washington University faculty to be elected to the prestigious group, one of the highest honors available to academic scholars whose research focuses on education and education related phenomena.
Nominations are submitted by individual members once a year for review, and election is by the entire membership.
Tate, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, also serves as dean of The Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education.
Tate has been a member of the faculty since 2002. His research focuses on the social determinants of mathematics and science attainment, and epidemiological evaluations of social policy, such as the intended and unintended consequences of education, alcohol, and drug policies on adolescent development. A faculty scholar with the Institute for Public Health, he holds additional appointments in several interdisciplinary programs including African and African-American Studies.
Camp Yeakey is the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences and holds appointments in education, urban studies, international and area studies and in American culture studies, all in Arts & Sciences.
She is the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies and of the Center on Urban Research and Public Policy at Washington University. A member of the faculty since 2004, her research explores how social welfare policies influence the well-being of children, young adults and families in urban areas, on both national and international levels.
Utilizing an ecological approach, her research examines the nexus between the mal-distribution of human groups in dense urban spaces with reference to material resources, and the consequential social, political, economic and cultural patterns, which evolve as a result of the sufficiency or insufficiency of those material resources.
About the NAEd
Founded in 1965, the NAEd works to support the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. With a membership of about 250 educational scholars in the United States and abroad, the group is active in a range of programs aimed at addressing the most pressing issues in education.
Members also are deeply engaged in the NAEd’s professional development programs, such as the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program.