Faculty accolades, February 25

By

Erik Ketcherside

Regents Professor Michelene Chi was selected for the 2021 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science. The James Award honors APS members for a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Other awardees for 2021 are Dante Cicchetti (University of Minnesota), Nancy Kanwisher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and James Pennebaker (University of Texas, Austin).

An MLFTC faculty member since 2008, Chi is the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching and director of the ASU Learning and Cognition Lab. Her honors over the last several years include the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, the David E. Rumelhart Prize in cognitive science, the Thorndike Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association. Chi was inducted by the National Academy of Education in 2010 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016, and in 2018 was named an ASU Regents Professor.

Teresa Foulger, associate professor of educational technology, initiated and led a cross-university research team that was awarded the 2021 Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The Pomeroy Award recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to teacher education, either through distinguished service to the teacher education community or through the development and promotion of outstanding practices in teacher education. With her colleagues, Foulger facilitated input from proponents of technology in teacher education that resulted in the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies. These 12 competencies and related criteria are aspirational behaviors and skills of teacher educators who infuse technology in their courses. The other team members are Kevin Graziano (Nevada State College), Denise Schmidt-Crawford (Iowa State University) and David Slykhuis (University of Northern Colorado). The team worked with organizations whose missions align with the TETCs in the development and socialization of the competencies.

In 2016, Foulger was one of a few outside presenters invited to Washington, D.C., to be part of the Advancing Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education. The DOE subsequently published a policy brief that featured a section on Foulger and the TETC project.