Berends Selected as Journal Editor

 Distinguished sociologist Mark Berends, director of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and an Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) Fellow, has been appointed as one of the incoming editors of the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Beginning with the 2013 volume year, Berends and the rest of the team of scholars will serve as editors of the journal for a three-year term.

EEPA is a multidisciplinary policy journal that focuses on education evaluation, educational policy analysis, and the relationship between the two. It is published quarterly by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Berends’ research is focused on the relationship of school organization and classroom instruction to student achievement, with special attention to disadvantaged students.

Other incoming editorial team members include: Laura Hamilton, senior behavioral scientist and research quality assurance manager at the RAND Corporation; Luis Huerta, associate professor of education and public policy at Teachers College, Columbia University;  and Ron Zimmer, associate professor at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.