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UW-Madison's Kaplan inducted into National Academy of Education

November 09, 2015
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan was formally inducted to the National Academy of Education (NAEd) on Oct. 29.  

Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education's top-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. He also holds affiliate appointments with UW-Madison’s Department of Population Health Sciences and the Center for Demography and Ecology, and is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. His current program of research focuses on the development of Bayesian methods applied to a wide range of education research settings.

David Kaplan
Kaplan presented a paper titled, “Modes of Inquiry: Should we align our paradigms with our goals,” during a plenary session at the NAEd's Fall Retreat in Washington, D.C. Kaplan also contributed a chapter titled:"The future of quantitative inquiry in education: Challenges and opportunities," to the NAEd’s 50th anniversary volume, "Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at 50. Members Reflect," published by the NAEd. 

The National Academy of Education advances high quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the NAEd consists of 192 U.S. members and 11 foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

Nominations to the academy are submitted by individual members once a year for review and election by the organization’s membership. In addition to serving on expert study panels that address pressing issues in education, members are also deeply engaged in NAEd’s professional development programs such as the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program.

Kaplan is the fifth UW-Madison faculty member to join the academy.