Dr. Gregg Harbaugh elected Chair of AERA Survey Research in Education SIG

HarbaughAllen G. Harbaugh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, was elected to serve as Program Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Survey Research in Education Special Interest Group.

In his nomination letter, Felice Levine, Executive Director of AERA, noted that special interest groups “play a very important role in supporting the mission of AERA and enhancing the vitality of the education research community.”

“I volunteered because I enjoy the conferences and the myriad of presentations, and I saw this as an opportunity to be more directly involved with the planning of future gatherings,” Dr. Harbaugh said.

He added that, in particular, he is very committed to the dissemination of research findings from the quantitative methodology-side of behavioral and education research.

“Lots of people use surveys, and those instruments can be so much stronger and more impacting when current methodologies are employed in their development and administration,” Dr. Harbaugh said.

His one-year term as Chair will begin after the conclusion of the 2017 Annual Meeting later this month.

“As a relatively junior academic, I am honored to have been selected for this national service role,” Dr. Harbaugh said.