National Academy of Education



The National Academy of Education (NAEd) advances high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of US members and international associates who are elected on the basis of scholarship related to education. The academy undertakes research studies to address pressing educational issues and administers professional development fellowship programs to enhance the preparation of the next generation of education scholars.  <<More

UC Davis Honorees


Michal KurlaenderMichal Kurlaender

Dr. Michal Kurlaender, Department Chair and a professor in the School of Education, is a member of the Class of 2020, and the first member of faculty at Davis to be elected to the academy. Kurlaender, whose research is primarily focused on K-12 and post-secondary educational placement, is a leading researcher of policy analysis for California education, through the California Education Lab, and Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research, both at UC Davis.