College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Mason School of Education Faculty is Named a 2024 AERA Fellow

February 15, 2024

Anastasia Kitsantas
Anastasia Kitsantas

Anastasia Kitsantas, professor in the Educational Psychology program in the School of Education at George Mason University, is among 24 distinguished university scholars who today were named as 2024 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows. The AERA Fellows Program honors scholars for their exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, educational research.

AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

The selection of Kitsantas as an AERA Fellow reflects the significant advancements in educational practices that have occurred through her extensive research on student motivation and self-regulated learning (SRL). She has also studied the role of learning technologies in supporting student SRL and has made countless contributions in her dedicated mentorship of Mason students pursuing a career in education.

Upon learning that she had been named as an AERA Fellow, Kitsantas gave recognition and thanks to members of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) community with whom she works. “I want to express my gratitude to my colleagues and students for their constant support and great collaborations over the past 25-plus years,” she stated.

AERA Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council which serves as the association’s elected governing body. This year’s recognized scholars will be inducted during a ceremony to be held at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on April 12.

“The 2024 AERA Fellows join an exceptional group of scholars, and we are thrilled to welcome this year’s cohort at the ceremony,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “Their meaningful contributions to the education research field demonstrate the highest standards of academic excellence. They are most deserving of this honor.”

Please join us in congratulating Anastasia Kitsantas on being selected for this prestigious and distinctive honor of being named as an AERA Fellow.