Distinguished Research in Teacher Education

This award has been established to recognize and encourage outstanding investigations influencing teacher education and/or student learning.

Award Criteria:
  • Person(s) must be involved in research in teacher education at the college/university level, in public or private school systems, or in other educational agencies. The author(s) need not be active members of GATE.
  • Prefer works which have been published or accepted for publication in recognized journals within the last two years. Other research papers of publishable quality prepared within the last two years which contribute to the knowledge of teacher education may be submitted.
  • Entry submitted must not exceed twenty (20) double-spaced, type-written pages.

Deadline for receipt of nominations:  August 15, 2018

Mail or email all nominations to:

Dr. Janet Strickland, University of West Georgia

160 Forest Hall Place

Fayetteville, Georgia  30214


Award Winners:

2018:  not awarded

2017:  not awarded

2016:  Dr. Joyce Many and Dr. Teresa Fisher, Georgia State University. “From PDS classroom teachers to urban teacher educators: Learning from professional development school boundary spanners.” School-University Partnerships,7(1), 49-63.

2015:  not awarded

2014:  Dr. Ewa McGrail, Georgia State University, and Dr. J. Patrick McGrail, Jacksonville State University. “Preparing young writers for invoking and addressing today’s interactive digital audiences.”

2013:  not awarded

2012:  Dr. Shonda Lemons-Smith, Georgia State University.  “Tapping into the Intellectual Capital of Black Children in Mathematics: Examining the Practices of Preservice Elementary Teachers.” In J. Leonard and D. Martin (Eds.), The brilliance of Black children in mathematics: Beyond the numbers and toward new discourse, pp. 325-341. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.


2010:  not awarded

2009:  Dr Robert A. DeVillar and Dr. Binbin Jiang.

2008:  not awarded

2007:  Tak Cheung Chan, Binbin Jiang, and Judy Patterson, Kennesaw State University.

2006:  Susan Swars, Lynn Hart, and Stephanie Smith, Georgia State University , and Marvin Smith, Kennesaw State University. “The Impact of a Developmental Teacher Preparation Program on Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Mathematics Beliefs and Knowledge.”

2005:  Yali Zhao, Georgia State University. “Social studies teachers’ perspectives of technology integration.”