Cynthia Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education, received the Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education from the American Educational Research Association.
The award recognizes a scholar (or group of scholars) who has made “distinguished contributions leading to the transformation of the social contexts of education.”
Dillard, head of the College of Education’s educational theory and practice department, was the unanimous winner among the nominees. She accepted the award during the division’s business meeting in Washington, D.C.
Trueba was known as an advocate for expanding learning opportunities for those in the greatest need and for developing the talent of immigrant and marginalized populations. The award in his name is one of five given by AERA’s Division G.