Distinguished Paper Award
Each year NRMERA presents the Distinguished Paper Award at the annual conference. Anyone whose proposal was accepted to be presented at that year’s conference may enter their related full, complete research paper for consideration. This is NRMERA’s opportunity to acknowledge excellence in research in the region and to support the dissemination of research at a national level.
There are three incentives for submitting a paper for consideration. In addition to a certificate to honor their award, the author of the winning paper will receive:
- Automatic acceptance to present the paper at the next annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) within the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA) sessions.
- $500 grant to help offset travel expenses to attend AERA (must attend AERA to receive the grant)
- Priority consideration for publication in the NRMERA journal, Educational Research: Theory and Practice.
The Distinguished Paper Award committee is chaired by the immediate past-president of NRMERA, and consists of a range of past-presidents. The committee selects the top three finalists prior to the NRMERA conference, and the winner is selected by attending past-presidents after the paper presentations at the conference.
All NRMERA members who have been accepted to present a paper at the annual conference may submit their paper for consideration. The deadline for submitting a paper for consideration of this award is typically August 31.
Submissions should be sent electronically as an MS Word or PDF file to the immediate past-president of NRMERA. Contact information can be found on our Leadership page.
2023 Distinguished Paper Award Committee
Chair: Melanie Reaves
Members: Past Presidents of NRMERA
2023 Distinguished Paper Award Nominations
Submit to: Melanie Reaves
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Past Award Recipients
|Year||——||Distinguished Paper Award Recipients|
|2022||Peter D. Weins – University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
Jori S. Beck – Old Dominion University
KaaVonia Hinton – Old Dominion University
Abigail Moyal – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Complex Web of Teacher Leadership: Examining the Relationships between
Instructional Support, Shared Leadership, and Teacher Satisfaction
|2021||No Award Given|
|2020||No Awards – Conference Cancelled due to COVID|
|2019||Kate Olson, Katie Lannan, John Cumming, Heather MacGillivary, Kevin Richards|
|2018||Idalis Villanueva, Marialuisa Di Stefano, Laura Gelles, & Katherine Youmans|
|2016||Holly Roof & Lillian Chumura|
|2015||David H. Khaliqi & Joseph Taylor|
|2010||Jayne Hellenberg, Margaret Hudson, Kim Miller, and Liann Brenneman|
|1998||Kevin Michael Carr|
|1996||Loretta J. Heuer|
|1994||Richard A. King & Margaret Gomez|
|1993||Ray E. Wong|
|1991||Carla W. Hess, Lynae S. Winther, & Richard G. Landry|
|1990||Patricia A. McClurg|
|1989||Stephanie A. Salzman|
|1987||D. Ray Reutzel & Paul M. Hollingsworth|
|1986||Peter R. Denner & William J. McGinley|