Stephen Ceci, Cornell’s Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology, and 15 other scholars nationwide have been elected the newest members of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) for their outstanding scholarship on education. The NAEd advances high-quality education research and its application to policy formation and practice.
Ceci, a professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology, has authored or co-authored more than 400 academic publications and won numerous awards, such as the E.L. Thorndike Award for Lifetime Contribution in Research from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award from the Society for Research in Child Development and the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science.
His education-related research has focused on women and science, including numerous inquiries into the reasons for female academics’ underrepresentation in math-intensive fields, as well as his bio-ecological theory of intelligence.
Ceci joins current Cornell scholars Robert Sternberg, professor of human development, and Ronald Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics, as NAEd members.
In another honor, Ceci was recently inducted in the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences Gallery of Scientists.