The National Academy of Education has announced the election of 11 new members. Members are elected based on their outstanding scholarship on the topic of education. The academy founded in 1965 now has 199 U.S. members and 11 foreign associates.
Two of the 11 new members are African Americans. Both are members of the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.
William F. Tate is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts and Sciences. He also serves as dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education. Professor Tate joined the faculty at Washington University in 2002. Dr. Tate is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He holds a master’s degree in mathematical sciences education from the University of Texas at Dallas and a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2011, Dr. Tate added a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Washington University School of Medicine.
Carol Camp Yeakey is the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences. She is the founding director of the interdisciplinary program in urban studies and the Center on Urban Research and Public Policy at the university. Dr. Camp Yeakey joined the faculty at Washington University in 2002. She holds a Ph.D. in social policy from Northwestern University. She is author, co-author, or editor of 15 books including Power, Voice and the Public Good: Schooling and Education in Global Societies (Emerald Group Publishing, 2008).