Graduate Student Award


Graduate Student Award

The Middle Level Education Research SIG’s Graduate Student Award is intended to promote and recognize outstanding research in middle-level education and is presented annually to a graduate student or recent graduate of a masters, specialist, or doctoral program.

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the MLER Graduate Student Award!

Specific information about eligibility and proposal submission are listed on the Graduate Student Award Application. Direct questions to  Dr. Cheryl Ellerbrock at ellerbro@usf.edu

Graduate Student Award Application – 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to …

2017 Grad Award Winner 

2017 Graduate Student Award Recipient 
Shane Fletcher, North Carolina State
Finding Their Voices: A Narrative Inquiry of Sixth-Grade Lumbee Males Who Struggle with Reading
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2015 Grad Award Winner

2015 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Jessica DeMink-Carthew, University of Vermont 
Reform-Oriented Collaborative Inquiry as a Pedagogy for Student Teaching in Middle School
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2013 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Meixun Zheng, North Carolina State University
Fifth Graders’ Flow Experience in a Digital Game-Based Science Learning Environment
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2012 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Hilary Hughes-Decatur, University of Georgia
Rethinking Girls: Phenomenology and the Body
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2011 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Jacqueline J. Gale, University of Vermont
Examining Principals’ Perceptions of Middle Grades Leadership
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Tarra Ellis

2010 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Tarra Ellis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Effects of the Shared Principles of Middle School Philosophy and Culturally Responsive Education on the Academic Achievement of African American Middle School Students
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2009 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Kathleen Brinegar, University of Vermont
“I Feel Like I’m Safe Again”: The Middle School Experiences of Immigrants In A Multilingual/Multicultural Setting
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2008 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Molly Lawrence, University of Georgia
Preservice Teachers’ Negotiation of Middle Grades Science Teaching Identity
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2007 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Emily Nelson, M.S. Massey University, New Zealand
Co-Constructing Early Adolescent Education Through Image-Based Research
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2006 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Bogum Yoon, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Uninvited Guests: The Impact of English and ESL Teachers’ Beliefs, Roles, and Pedagogies on the Identities of English Language Learners
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2005 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Lauren Liang University of Minnesota
Using Scaffolding to Foster Middle School Students’ Comprehension of and Response to Short Stories
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2004 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Jennifer S. Goodwin, Teachers College, Columbia University
Urban Students’ Experiences with Advisory: A Case Study
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2003 Graduate Student Award Recipient
Nancy Barnes Mansberger, Western Michigan University
After Turning Points: Evidence of the Adoption of Middle School Reforms in the United States 1987-2000
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