Who We Are
The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was established in 1968 as an international learned society for students, teachers, research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the foundations of education. AESA is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, or economics as well as comparative/international and cultural studies. The purpose of social foundations study is to bring intellectual resources derived from these areas to bear in developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education, both inside of and outside of schools.

What We Do
The role of AESA is to provide a cross-disciplinary forum wherein scholars gather to exchange and debate ideas generated from the above mentioned areas. This cross-disciplinary commitment of the organization creates a landscape for the discussion of broader policy issues such as minority studies, gender studies, multicultural education, democracy, and issues of educational equality and equity. Our membership is dedicated to examining issues in education from a plurality of academic viewpoints and perspectives.



Hilton Kelly

Davidson College
Vice President
Vice President

Silvia Cristina Bettez

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Interim Executive Director

Sandra Spickard Prettyman

President Elect / Program Chair
President Elect / Program Chair

Roland Sintos Coloma

Wayne State University

Pamela J. Konkol

Concordia University Chicago
Past President
Past President

Susan Laird

University of Oklahoma

Executive Council

Isabel Nuñez
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (2020)
Nirmala Erevelles
University of Alabama (2020)
Keffrelyn D. Brown
University of Texas at Austin (2020)
M. Francyne Huckaby
Texas Christian University (2019)
Boni Wozolek
Loyola University Maryland (2019)
Abraham P. DeLeon
University of Texas at San Antonio
Nora Devlin
Rutgers University (2019)
Ana Antunes
University of Utah (2018)
Sherick Hughes
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2018)
Dawn Nicole Hicks Tafari
Winston-Salem State University (2018)
Richard Kahn
Antioch University Los Angeles (2018)
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Editors-In-Chief, Educational Studies

Stephanie Curley, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Jeong-eun Rhee, Long Island University
Binaya Subedi, The Ohio State University
Sharon Subreenduth, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Book Exhibit Coordinator
Chris Myers, Myers Education Press

Communications Director
Jennifer Stoops, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Patricia Carter, Georgia State University

Rick Lakes, Georgia State University

Critics' Choice Book Awards, Chair
Eleanor Blair, Western Carolina University

Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA), Chair
Sophia Rodriguez, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Graduate Student Information

Contact Information:

AESA Graduate Student Council - aesagradstudents@gmail.com

Graduate Student At-Large Members of the AESA Executive Council:
Ana Antunes, University of Utah (2018) - anacarolinabessa@gmail.com
Nora Devlin, Rutgers University (2019) - nora.devlin@rutgers.edu


Contact Information

General Information and Membership
Pamela Konkol, Secretary

Editors-In-Chief, Educational Studies

Stephanie Curley, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Jeong-eun Rhee, Long Island University-Post, NY
Binaya Subedi, The Ohio State University
Sharon Subreenduth, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Listserv, Website, and Social Media
Jennifer Stoops,
Communications Director

Critics' Choice Awards, Chair
Eleanor Blair, Western Carolina University

Book Exhibit Coordinator
Chris Myers, Myers Education Press

Administration, Conference Site Coordination, and Finances
Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Interim Executive Director


Constitution and Bylaws



2017 AESA Statement


2018 Institutional Sponsorship Form

Meeting Minutes

The following are downloadable PDFs:
Midyear 2018 Meeting Minutes
Fall 2017 Executive Council Meetings
Midyear 2017 Executive Council Meetings
Fall 2016 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2016 Executive Council Meetings
Fall 2015 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2015 Executive Council Meetings
Fall 2014 Executive Council Meetings
Fall 2013 Business Meeting
Fall 2013 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2013 Executive Council Meeting
Fall 2012 Business Meeting
Fall 2012 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2012 Executive Council Meeting
Fall 2011 Business Meetings
Fall 2011 Executive Council Meeting
Spring 2011 Executive Council Meeting
Fall 2010 Business Meeting
Fall 2010 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2010 Executive Council Meetings
Fall 2009 Business Meeting
Fall 2009 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2009 Executive Council Meeting
Fall 2008 Business Meeting
Fall 2008 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2008 Executive Council Meeting
Fall 2007 Business Meeting
Fall 2007 Executive Council Meetings
Spring 2007 Executive Council Meeting

AESA Annual Lectures

R. Freeman Butts Lecturers 1974-2017
Kneller Lecturers 2001-2017

Financial Reports

2016 Treasurer's Report
2015 Treasurer's Report
2014 Treasurer's Report
2013 October Estimated Treasurer's Report
2012 Treasurer's Report
2011 Treasurer's Report
2009 Treasurer's Report
2008 Treasurer's Report

AESA Past Presidents List


AESA Archives Finding Guide

Finding Guide December 1997
Finding Guide Update October 2010

Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA) Documents

Standards for Academic and Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational Studies, and Educational Policy Studies (3rd Edition)

The Archives are Housed at:

Special Collections & Archives
Georgia State University Library

100 Decatur Street, SE
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3202

Phone: (404) 413-2880
Fax: (404) 413-2881
E-Mail: archive@gsu.edu

The Latest Supplement to R. Freeman
Butts' papers on deposit in the Hanna
Collection on the Role of Education in
Society are housed at:

The Archives of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
800 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1607
Phone: (650) 723-3563



Online Resources

Information for Contacting Elected Officials

Information for Contacting Newspapers

Affiliate Links
American Anthropology Assn.: Council on Anthropology and Education
American Association of University Professors
American Educational Research Association
Comparative and International Education Society
Council of Social Foundations of Education
History of Education Society
The John Dewey Society
The National Society for the Study of Education
Philosophy of Education Society
Sociology of Education Section (American Sociological Association)

Resource Links
International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE)
American Federation of Teachers
"America Strikes Back": Critical Media Literacy in Times of War
An Open Directory site dedicated to philosophy of education
Bibliography of the History of American Education
Book Smarts
Center for Anti-Oppressive Education
The Center of Educational Pluralism
Democracy and Education
Educational Policy Analysis Archives
Geroge Yonge
Hannah Arend
The Journal of Educational Controversy
Journal of Educational Foundations
The Journal of Latinos and Education
Multicultural Pavilion
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Latino Education Network
The New York Collective of Radical Educators
Rethinking Schools: An Urban Education Resource
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
U.S. Department of Education
The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research
William James