Institute for Educational Initiatives | February 26, 2020
Mark Berends, Ph.D., the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and a professor of sociology, has been elected to the National Academy of Education.
The academy advances high-quality research that improves education quality and practice. Members are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.
In addition to directing the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, Berends chairs the faculty committee of the Notre Dame Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research, is a Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives and serves on the Institute’s faculty committee. He is also a Fellow in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
“Mark’s research has provided invaluable perspective on how we can improve the education of all youth, particularly the disadvantaged,” said John Staud, the acting director of the institute and the executive director of the Alliance for Catholic Education. “I am so happy to see his work recognized by the academy.”
“I am deeply honored to be invited to join the academy,” Berends said. “It is an incredibly distinguished group of thinkers and researchers, and I am proud to be a part of it.”
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