Judit Moschkovich named 2018 AERA Fellow

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Judit Moschkovich

Judit Moschkovich, professor of education and chair of the Education Department, has been named a 2018 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Moschkovich was one of only 11 scholars selected for the honor. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research achievements, after being nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council. 2018 Fellows will be inducted April 14 during the association's annual meeting in New York City.

Moschkovich, who specializes in mathematics education, is the only UC faculty member among the 2018 Fellows. Her research examines mathematical thinking and learning, mathematical discussions, and language issues in mathematics education, with a particular focus on algebraic thinking and the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Her recent publications focus on the relationship between language and learning mathematics, analyses of mathematical discussions among bilingual Latino/a students, and mathematics instruction for English learners.

Before joining the faculty in 1999, Moschkovich was a researcher at the Institute for Research on Learning in Palo Alto and a project director at TERC in Cambridge, MA. She received her B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota and her Ph.D. in education from UC Berkeley.

The AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, the association promotes the use of research to improve education.