Professor Holt Receives AERA Division E Distinguished Research Award

SEDFACULTYProfessor Melissa Holt will receive American Educational Research Award (AERA) Division E Distinguished Research Award for the field of counseling. Holt received the award for her article, Sexual Risk Taking and Bullying Among Adolescents, published in Pediatrics.

Holt and her co-authors, Jennifer L. Matjasko, PhD, Dorothy Espelage, PhD, Gerald Reid, MA, and Brian Koenig, MS, will be recognized at the Division E Business Meeting, Saturday, April 5th, 2014. At the 6:30pm meeting, they will receive a plaque and monetary award from Dr. Kathryn Nakagawa, Vice President of the AERA Division E.

The Research Awards Committee consisted of professionals who have specialized expertise in counseling, development, and measurement/research design and statistics. Nominations were evaluated independently – by at least three committee members – then combined to determine winners. Criteria included: (a) Originality of Research/Distinctiveness of Topic, (b) Potential Long-Term Impact, (c) Overall Quality and Coherence, and (d) Strength of Endorsement Letter.

Read Holt’s award winning article here.

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