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Professor Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy elected to National Academy of Education

Professor Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

Professor Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy.

March 08, 2018

Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Professor Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy was elected as a member of the National Academy of Education — a nonprofit organization working to advance high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The Academy is considered by many to be the most prestigious membership body for those studying education.

Nine new members, including Brayboy, were announced on Feb. 28 by NAEd president Gloria Ladson-Billings.

The eight other new members are:

  • Walter Allen, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Wade Boykin Jr., Howard University
  • Dorothy L. Espelage, University of Florida
  • Ofelia Garcia, City University of New York
  • Walter C. Parker, University of Washington
  • Yossi Shavit, Tel Aviv University
  • Vanessa Siddle Walker, Emory University
  • Frank C. Worrell, University of California, Berkeley

These exceptional education scholars were first nominated by individual NAEd members, then elected by the organization’s membership. Brayboy’s election is a recognition of his outstanding scholarship and contributions to education.

Brayboy, an enrolled member of the Lumbee tribe, is a President’s Professor, senior adviser to the president, director of the Center for Indian Education, associate director of the School of Social Transformation, and co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education at ASU. His research focuses on the role of race and diversity in higher education, and the experiences of indigenous students, staff, and faculty in institutions of higher education.

“I am honored to have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education. The recognition of my work is humbling. That this honor comes after being able to work at ASU is an indication of how much I enjoy working here and the freedom provided to pursue my scholarship,” Brayboy said.

Brayboy and the other new members will be inducted at a ceremony during the 2018 NAEd Annual Meeting Dinner in November. They join NAEd’s existing 215 U.S. members and 13 foreign associates.

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