Monday, April 28, 2014

Dr. Candace Walkington Receives National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

With Dr. Candace Walkington at AERA 2014
Philadelphia, PA
A former graduate of mine and our Doctoral Program at The University of Texas at Austin, Candace Walkington, recently received word that she is a recipient of a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. For those of you not familiar, The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members. You can find more information about the program at:

The funding will allow Candance to continue her research on personalized learning in mathematics over the next two years (some of this work was recognized in Education Week- 

FYI, after completing her doctoral work in STEM Education and an award from AERA for best paper in Division C, Candace accepted a Dept. Of Education Post Doctoral award to study at the University of Wisconsin- Madison with Mitch Nathan and colleagues in the learning sciences program. After completing her post doctoral studies, Candace accepted a faculty position at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is a 2013 STaR fellow.