Lightning Peter Jay to Receive the 2023 James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award
AACTE today announced Lightning Peter Jay, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching Learning and Educational Leadership, Binghamton University, as the recipient of the 2023 AACTE James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award for “Imaging classrooms: A comparative case study of pedagogy and learning in teacher education.” This award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. This award is named for James D. Anderson, one of the towering giants in the history of American education. Jay will be recognized formally with the award at the AACTE 75th Annual Meeting on February 24-26, in Indianapolis, IN.
“I am excited to congratulate Lightning Peter Jay on this award and his research on the urgent question of how ambitious, equitable, and effective teaching is taught,” said Laura Bronstein, Dean, College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University.
“It is my pleasure to present the James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award this year to Binghamton University Professor Lightning Peter Jay for the dissertation, ‘Imagining classrooms: A comparative case study of pedagogy and learning in teacher education,’” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE’s president and CEO. “His dissertation exemplifies the caliber of cutting-edge work that is growing the knowledge base of educator preparation, providing critical insights into qualifying teachers to lead classrooms that are creative, balanced and effective learning environments for students.”