H. Richard Milner IV, to Receive The 2023 AACTE Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research In Teacher Education
AACTE today announced that H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is the recipient of the 2023 AACTE Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. The Margaret B. Lindsey Award recognizes an individual whose research over the last decade has made a significant impact on the field of teacher education. Milner will be recognized formally with the award during the AACTE 75th Annual Meeting on Feb. 24-26, in Indianapolis, IN.
Milner also serves secondary appointments in Peabody’s Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and the Department of Sociology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science. He is President of the American Educational Research Association, the largest research organization in the world. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Education. Milner is a researcher, scholar and leader of urban education and teacher education. Centering on equity and diversity, he has spent hundreds of hours observing teachers’ practices and interviewing educators and students in urban schools about micro-level policies that shape students’ opportunities to learn. He examines the social context of classrooms and schools and looks at ways in which teachers talk (particularly about race) influences student learning, identity and development. His work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has also authored seven books. His research in urban schools and his book, now in its second edition, ‘Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2020) has influenced designs and practices of teacher education courses and programs throughout the United States and beyond. The book that has made the impact you describe is START WHERE YOU ARE BUT DON’T STAY THERE. I also believe you should add that the book has had this impact throughout the US and beyond.
“Few individuals in our field can rival the impact that Rich Milner has had over the last decade. His scholarship in urban education and teacher education, generally, has helped to reframe how educators think about and work to fill the gaps in students’ experience of schooling. Importantly, by facilitating teachers and scholars in reflecting on and talking about race in education, his research and service to the profession is fostering more equitable and just educational practice,” said Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. “He is eminently deserving of the Margaret B. Lindsey Award.”
“It is my pleasure to present this year’s Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education to Richard Milner,” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE’s president and CEO. “His dedication and significant impact on best practice in the field of teacher education and insightful research into how educators influence identity and development in urban schools embodies what this award represents.“