2021 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research Award
Dr. Gregory J. Kelly
The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Gregory J. Kelly was selected to receive the NARST 2021 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award (DCRA). This honor recognizes Dr. Gregory J. Kelly’s professional accomplishments as the most significant among other researchers nominated for the DCRA this year.
Dr. Kelly has been a leader in the study of discourse practices in the field of science education. Professor Kelly’s research has brought together discourse processes and epistemic practices, including argumentation, to shape and advocate for equitable science and engineering education. His theoretical and empirical explorations, both at the conceptual and methodological levels, paying particular attention to classroom practice from elementary to secondary and post-secondary school settings, have had an unquestionable impact on science education. Dr. Kelly’s leadership has taken multiple forms from shaping prominent journals to teaching a large number of accomplished scholars.